Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Because There Aren't Enough People Blogging About This...

Yeah, I just watched the President's state of the union speech. Since I don't think anyone else in the blogosphere is going to write about it, I guess I should. Ah-hem.

I admit that I can't usually watch the man on television too long before I need to turn the channel or leave the room. He infuriates me. He's also usually incredibly embarrassing. It's like watching those poor people audition on American Idol. I find myself clutching a pillow and averting my gaze. It's just an ordeal all around. Tonight I sat through the whole speech and boy was I glad I did. First of all, there was Nancy Pelosi. Did you see some of the looks she was trying not to shoot at our fearless leader during that speech? Especially during the part about balancing the budget. I think perhaps she has a few ideas about that and I can't wait to find out what they are as this session of Congress continues.

While Nancy was great to watch, the few times the camera cut to Hillary Clinton were priceless. She looked like she wanted to leap out of her seat and bump him right off that podium when he started in on his half-assed health care plan. I sincerely hope she gets the chance. Both she and Nancy did that pursed lip thing that I used to see from my mom right before she lit into somebody. Formidable women indeed!

And I think I have a little crush on Jim Webb now. What was it he said at the end of the Democratic response to the President's speech? Oh, yes -

"As I look at Iraq, I recall the words of former general and soon-to-be President Dwight Eisenhower during the dark days of the Korean War, which had fallen into a bloody stalemate. "When comes the end?" asked the general who had commanded our forces in Europe during World War II. And as soon as he became president, he brought the Korean War to an end.
These presidents took the right kind of action, for the benefit of the American people and for the health of our relations around the world. Tonight we are calling on this president to take similar action, in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way."

I'm exhausted and it's way past bed time here on the east coast. I'll come up with a more coherent post in a day or two. In the mean time, I'm going to get some sleep and try to have nice dreams where we get our people safely home from overseas and when they get back they find out that we all have affordable universal health care, our schools are well-funded, and all our cars now run on cow dung.

While I'm at it, I think I'll also dream that I've married Vigo Mortensen in an outdoor wedding ceremony that concluded with the release of little bitty flying pigs.

8 comments:

runswithdog said...

Oh yeah! Let's hear it for Webb. I loved that 'If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way'. I really liked Obama's comments after, also.

Lora_3 said...

I'm with you, I normally don't watch the President speak. Was that speech wild or what. He said bio-fuel!

Be safe...

bazu said...

I just couldn't watch it. I tried, but couldn't. And from what I read here and hear from others, I didn't miss a single thing.

Marz said...

I love you. Come home safe soon.

Gaia said...

I'm sorry but Viggo is already spoken for, Meesh.

LOOOOL

Cherry Red said...

I watched the speech and tried not to gag. It helped that I'd went out after work to celebrate with the girls and I had a raspberry martini first. When I got home I watched the rerun on CSPAN.

I heart Jim Webb too. Man, can that guy nail a response. He said everything I hoped he'd say. And there's no way they can attack him. His son's in Iraq. He, his father and brother all served in the MArines--and he's an ex-Repblican. I love it!

Ohhh, Viggo.... Sigh....

Hope you're enjoying NY. I've never been.

Kim:)

The Lone Beader said...

Agreed. GWB's the reason I stopped watching television. LOL!

Cherry Red said...

Where are you Meesh? We miss you. :)