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SOTU 2011: Despair-Inducing, Content-Free Mush

I hate, hate, hate the State of the Union speech, our republic’s annual excursion into the abasing pomp of monarchy. But if you have to transform the president into a New Age totem, I suppose Obama is your guy: He’s largely content-free. If he ever figures out that there is more to being president than giving speeches, our nation will truly be in trouble.

But I liked the fact that our great American Demosthenes stumbled over that story about the Chilean mine rescuers, saying that volunteers sometimes worked “three- or four-hour days.” Three- or four-hour days? Are these government workers? (He corrected himself: He meant three or four days straight.)

More thoughts at Exchequer.

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