I wanted to be sure to join the legions of bloggers writing about the President’s State of the Union address today. In general, I didn’t mind it. You know, it is what it is. I don’t really expect anything earth-shattering from the SOTU address; I expect sincerity, good humor, acknowledgement of difficulty, and a message of hope. I expect these things each year and I haven’t been disappointed yet, unlike some people.
My observations are as follows:
1) No matter who is president, every time I hear “Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States of America” I get major goose bumps. I love that.
2) I liked that all our legislators mingled and didn’t divide into Republicans on one side and Democrats on the other. (My husband says it makes sense for lawmakers to sit with other lawmakers from the same state.)
3) As much as I enjoyed #2, it made it hard to tell when the opposing party didn’t applaud something.
4) Two stand-out moments: freezing federal spending for five years and reaffirming the repeal of DADT