I'm under the weather today, which has helped me catch up on all these stories that I haven't gotten to yet:
And now, I will nap.
WaPo reports that Speaker Pelosi has just invited the president to give the State of the Union Address in the House chamber next Tuesday evening.
I have watched most SOTUs since I was a kid. This one, I'm not sure I want to watch.
I'm torn. But I suppose it's my civic duty. It's just too bad they don't have TVs at the Duke of Perth.
...a report from the Executive to the Legislature required by Article II, section 3. Everyone is following along, yes?
9:11pm: First applause line: "I'm going to try to make it a little shorter."
9:15pm: My companion: "Fear!" Me: "No, that's Feinstein."
9:18pm: Oh, dear. Third "fear" of the speech. Might not make it...
9:21pm: "Anyone who says America's economy is in decline is peddling fiction."
9:29pm: "There is red tape that can be cut." Bi-partisan applause, for different reasons.
9:32pm: "When the Russians beat us into space, we didn't argue whether Sputnik was up there. ... Twelve years later, we were on the moon."
9:41pm: "People of the world do not look to Moscow or Beijing to lead. They call us."
9:46pm: "If you doubt the resolve of the American people, or mine, just ask Osama bin Laden."
9:54pm: On the Guantanamo line, PBS showed Kelly Ayotte, and her lonely tear. She knows he's right. She knows her party's gone barmy. She knows she's out soon. But she's a decent senator.
9:58pm: "It doesn't work if we believe the people who oppose us are motivated by malice."
10:06pm: Overwhelming urge to watch The American President right now.
10:09pm: "The state of our union is strong. God bless America." Mic drop.