Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You Stay Classy, Milwaukee: '80's News Promo Cheese

A Couple of Observations About State of the Union Pre-Coverage, and a Tomato Question


The news shows and morning shows are all describing the State of the Union with some variation on "most important speech of the Obama presidency" or "make or break for Obama." In all my life, I have never heard anyone in the media describe a State of the Union as "no big deal" or "one he can phone in."


And can anyone remember a State of the Union that was "make or break" that ended up "breaking"? Where a President limped out of the chamber to complete silence, or was pelted with tomatoes? Then slung a noose over a White House beam?