I just couldn't quite get around to sitting down to watch The State of the Union speech last night. Now, I am not sure how many of you do (regardless of who the President is) but it was probably the first one I missed in quite some time.
Now before you get all impressed... much like the Deal of No Deal (what is my obsession with that of late?!), I like to have fun while watching it... often enthusiastically applauding along to the usual standing-O staples of children (after all, they are our future), little old ladies, and the troops.
But I have just about had my fill of W. Granted this is my usual disposition, but I just didn't have it in me to listen to him speak for extended length of time this time around. Now, I should have at least supported the Democratic majorities in Congress... but the Commander in Chief's sudden interest in bipartisanship would have probably just ticked me off. While we did catch a few minutes of it over dinner, I'll wait for tonight's news and The Daily Show to whittle it down.
While we were chowing down, we saw the standard shot of POSTUS, VPOTUS, and the Speaker of the House (I guess SOTH?).
Now while Speaker Pelosi is showing a bit of 'tude in that photo, I said to Todd it would be much more fun if she at least rolled her eyes a time or two.
I really would have loved for her to break into some Aunt Linda from Saturday Night Live.
Kristin Wiig's Aunt Linda, a movie reviewing "relative" of Amy Poehler on Weekend Update, is about the funniest thing on the show these days (I realize that's not saying much!)... but her facial expressions and speaking voice are just priceless... she kinda looks like a blond version of Pelosi don't you think?
(Thanks to Jeff who reminded me Wiig has portrayed Pelosi on SNL... check out the comments, Jeff was nice enough to provide a link to that opening sketch. Alas, I could not find any "Aunt Linda" videos... one was apparently removed from YouTube).
Also, we were not watching long enough, but pretty nice and convenient that Barack and Hillary were in the same shot...
Though do you think there is a little editorializing being done in this photo?
Interesting photo... and I guess I am not alone, since it made it in pool of available photos from last night. Care to play "caption this"?
I'll go with ... Watch Your B(ar)ack.
While I hope I am wrong, my gut tells me that, for all those politically incorrect reasons, neither will be the next President.