UPDATE: Edwards had some pretty good things to say in response to the SOTU idiocy the other night, notably:
"The State of the Union may be interesting political theater, but until we
find bold solutions to the challenges facing the country, we will be stuck with
the same old small, Washington answers.
And in the chamber of the House of Representatives where the president
speaks, even though this Congress stopped listening to him a while ago, they
will still applaud and cheer him."
Boy, ain't that the truth. I read earlier that Hillary applauded after Chimpy's tired old "we're making progress in Iraq" bullshit. Come on, man! Obama didn't applaud, which is cool.
On a related but bitchy note, it just kills me to see these staged and forced speeches by Chimpy (or any other president) during which everyone in there is a captive audience, and everyone is trying to be polite and clapping. But Mr. Have-A-Beer-With-Him gets that idiot smile on his face, and you can see his little brain actually believing that the applause is genuine. He winks like he's got a facial tic, and he just eats up all that fake approval, like the overgrown dunce he is. It's disgusting. If he had any illusion that everyone in there really liked him, he should've wised up when some dems were heard laughing in response to Chimpy's praise of his "No Child Left Behind" debacle (see the last graf on that link). I'd be laughing too, if education weren't so screwed up.