I gather that the "state of the union" address was last week. As is my habit, I took a pass on sixty minutes of lies, mangled statistics, anecdotes posing as data and patriotic balderdash.
Much more entertaining than this year's SOTU is Matt Welch's uber (how does one get an umlaut on here?) SOTU constructed by taking one sentence from each SOTU starting in 1961 and then cobbling them together. Not only are the speeches empty, they are remarkably stable in their emptiness.
It's really quite easy.
1 year ago