Wednesday, January 24, 2007

worst. sotu. ever.

Well, that was the one of the most tedious and tepid State of the Union speeches I’ve ever eaten a pizza to—and it would have been completely forgettable, too, if it wasn’t delivered after six years of disastrous one-party rule. Alas, because of this administration, we actually need a speech like this to admit failure, propose a drastic change of course, and downright beg the Democrats for help. . . I know, I know. . . if wishes were horses. . . .

Well, that speech was tired and vapid, but it was still chock-full of lies and empty promises. . . unfortunately, I have a plane to catch, so I will direct you to a nice real-time fact-check—with video—posted by the good folks at Think Progress.

And, for a good summation of my feelings, well, I couldn’t put it much better (or, at least, more succinctly) than today’s lead editorial in the New York Times:

In early 2001, he promised to bring Americans together and instead embarked on his irresponsible tax cuts, a divisive right-wing social agenda and a neo-conservative foreign policy that tore up international treaties and alienated even America’s closest allies. In the wake of 9/11, Mr. Bush had a second chance to rally the nation — and the world — only to squander it on a pointless, catastrophic war in Iraq. Mr. Bush promised bipartisanship after his re-election in 2004, and again after Hurricane Katrina. Always, he failed to deliver. He did not even mention New Orleans last night.

PS For a reference to New Orleans, check out Sen. Jim Webb’s Democratic response to the SOTU. It is one of the best examples of this genre I can remember (although, the crossed legs thing was a bit wacky). And Webb mentions New Orleans in the third sentence!

PPS Did anyone else notice that both Cheney and Pelosi seemed to be sucking on something throughout the president’s address?

I mean like a mint or a lozenge—geez!


Post a Comment

<< Home