For those non-political types (or West Wing fans), that's the State of the Union. Don't worry, this is not a political post (at least for the most part). Just a few observations about last night's speech:
1. First, I thought the President was surprisingly good with his presentation. He looked more confident than I had seen him in a while and was appropriately serious. (When he is reading a speech, he can, at times, be quite good; when talking with reporters or debating, not so much.) The introduction regarding Madam Speaker was also a nice and classy touch.
2. Having Dikembe Mutombo next to the First Lady was high comedy. What are the odds he asked her and those around her, "Who wants to sex Mutombo?" If you don't know what I'm talking about, see here and scroll down.
3. Did the President really praise someone for having "borrowed some equipment, and began filming children's videos in her basement." Was a gimp involved? Hat tip, Mike.
4. Finally, topping the unintentional comedy scale was Tim Russert's comment immediately after the speech that Bush had told his aides that during the speech he would be "sober." Good to know (although I always thought Bush should have announced in his second inaugural that he decided to start drinking again just to spice things up a little; perhaps he did.)