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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Union Addresses

Last night was, of course, State of the Union night.

Wonderboy delivered what was described as a typical, boring, long-winded hour and a half monologue. I wasn't about to subject myself to such torture. His henchwoman, political operative Valerie Jarrett, pre-announced that he'd be talking about more spending, disguised as "investment."

Post-speech punditry this morning clearly identified the First Rookie's attempt to move to the center, pre-empt House Republicans on cutting spending, and generally aim for a Clintonesque triangulation for 2012 re-election.

No surprises there.

Here's Paul Ryan's official GOP response to Wonderboy's speech.

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Ryan exhibits in this clip why he's considered an eventual potential Presidential candidate. Considering Bobby Jindahl's disastrous appearance last year, and rumors of Chris Christie's declining an invitation to be this year's respondent, the Wisconsin Congressman's consent might be considered an act of bravery.

That said, I think he does an excellent job concisely expressing the new, frugal message of Congressional Republicans.

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