Tuesday, February 24, 2009

State of the Union

The President seems to be knocking it out of the park. Most of the applause lines even get Republicans to stand and clap.

The whole thing seems, and always has, to me, kind of odd. Clapping and standing so much; political kabuki dance. Nancy Pelosi seems spring-loaded at times, sometimes, not so much (charter schools).

I'm kind of stunned to see an African-American standing in front of the flag, giving a State of the Union speech. (I know, not technically, but still ...)


Char said...

Pelosi really liked the comment about insurance for the millions of kids of working parents!...can you blame her? All in all...very hopeful stuff.

Alan said...

Sometimes it's okay to pay a bit to help our fellow citizens out. Not unlike tithing. Except tithing is voluntary (sometimes) and taxes are not. It's the social compact.