Monthly Archives: February 2013

What’s with this standing ovation festival on every channel?

What’s with this standing ovation festival on every channel? Isn’t the president supposed to be speaking?

The State of the Union, I thought, is supposed to be about the President giving us a status update on the United States. Now it’s turned into an hour-long, self-congratulatory, I’m-better-than-the-last-president, let’s-all-stand-and-clap-at-every-single-bullet-point pandering. And it’s not just Obama. Bush did it. Clinton did it. It’s part of politics now. You gotta let the other side know why your side is so much better than they are.