29 January, 2014

Most Americans Shrug at State of the Union Spectacle

From Reason -
"Quick: Give me a memorable line from any of President Obama's previous five SOTUs. That's what I thought. I couldn't give you one offhand -- and it's my job to watch these pompous, unedifying spectacles and write about them. The few enduring lines from past SOTUs stick out for irony value (Bill Clinton in 1996: “the era of big government is over”); because they herald a looming policy disaster (George W. Bush in 2002: “Axis of Evil”) -- or for the rare outbreak of candor (Gerald Ford in 1975: “the state of the union is not good”)."
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