There were quite a few SOTU drinking games out there, but the group “Debate Drinking” looks to be the most organized. Their final tally.
— Debate Drinking (@DebateDrinking) January 29, 2014
In addition to the trigger-words provided by Debate Drinking, I was listening for the the president’s overused “let me be clear” and the ever-grating “folks.”
The president used “let me be clear” once; “folks” four times. Not too bad.
By comparison, the president used “folks” a staggering 15 times in his December 20 press conference before shouting “Aloha” to the mainland and jetting off to Hawaii.