Last night I watched (by default) part of the State of the Union Address. I just want to make a quick comment on how big of a joke politics has become in the US. I heard afterwards that GW was interrupted over 40 times by clapping. The guy could hardly get out a sentence without being clapped for. I mean, he could have said, “I love yellow labs” and the crowd would have given a standing ovation. It made it excruciating to watch. Politics hasn’t always been like this. If you go back and read some of the presidential speeches and debates from the past it wasn’t always such a show. They actually made intellegent comments about where they thought the country was heading and what we needed to do in order to get there.
I long for the day when we have a president who thinks what he is going to say is really important and asks the audience to hold their applause until the end. Just my thoughts. Did you watch it? What did you think?