State of the Unioned out

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I am completely state-of-the-unioned out. Listening to and reading pundits’ anticipatory blah blah about it. Writing about it beforehand. Watching it. Taking notes. Listening to post-speech blather from FoxNews and MSNBC, not to mention the senseless “Republican response” from the governor of Virginia who’s been office like 30 seconds. Getting up in the middle of the night (6 a.m.) to make it to WCCB, barely on time, for a back-and-forth with some conservative guy I don’t know. Looking and sounding as if I was half-conscious, which I was. Enough, already.

If you want something interesting to read about the Prez’s speech last night, check out Media Matters, which has a good rundown of reactions from across the political spectrum. Particularly interesting to North Carolinians are comments by John Hood of the ultra-conservative John Locke Foundation, who sometimes pens op-eds for the Observer. This time around, while sharing with fellow righties, Hood eloquently opined that Obama “looks like a jerk,” has a grating voice (huh?), and is arrogant. Now there’s some substantial commentary for you. Good thing the right doesn’t dabble in soundbites, huh?

Locke Foundation's John Hood, aka "Mr. Smirky," thinks Obama has a grating voice
  • Locke Foundation's John Hood, aka "Mr. Smirky," thinks Obama has a grating voice

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