January 29th, 2003

Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

State ::claps:: of the ::claps:: Union ::claps some more::

I like the idea of the whole "State of the Union" thing. The big guy has to report back to me - I elected him to do a job, and he has to give me an update of what all he's done, where we're at now, and where we're going from here. But am I the only person that can hardly stand watching those things when every ass-kisser in Washington stands up after every single punctuation mark in Dubya's speech to give him a standing ovation?

I realize that Bush is the most powerful man in the free world. And as such, his ass must therefore be the most powerful ass in the free world. And politicians ain't good for much except kissing ass and voting raises for themselves. But that was a little ridiculous...not every sentance needed cheering for. Though the speech was really good, they didn't need to clap constantly. And after those really important sentances, normal applause would have sufficed. Instead, these morons kept standing up, sitting down, standing up, sitting down until they looked like government Yo-yo's.

Case in point: last night's State of the Union address was 59 minutes long. During that hour, Bush was interrupted 76 times for applause. Most of which (if not all) were standing ovations. Overkill much?

On the other hand, it was a really great speech. Bush seemed calm and confident. Lots of nice, quotable lines in there...but it didn't sound like he was trying to just give sound bytes for the evening news. Each one of these lines were part of the larger story, and not included just to be a zinger. Best line of the night? "The dictator of Iraq is not disarming. He is deceiving,"

Also, I'm apparently not the only one that was impressed. Turns out that since that speech, another 10% of Americans are now in favor of kicking Iraq's ass. Also, before the speech only 54% of people thought that Bush had the same goals as they did. Afterwards, that figure jumped to a whopping 81%....that's nearly thirty points!

Guess those figures are something to clap about after all. ^_^
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