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State of the Union losers

[UPDATE: See my comments on the SOTU here.]

Are folks going to watch? Maybe you’ll pop some popcorn and laugh at the Chimperor’s performance. Or maybe you’ll be attending a SOTU party.

I’ll be in my jammies. I’m not live blogging this POS. It’s too painful. Some factoids from the AP:

President Bush’s State of the Union addresses, by the numbers:

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005
Number of words 3,807 5,367 5,148 5,009
Length in minutes 48 67 54 57
Interuptions for applause 75 76 71 66
Mentions of Sept. 11 5 3 3 1
Mentions of Iraq 2 22 24 27
Millions watching on TV(a) 52 62 43 39
(a)Only 2005 figures include audience from Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Telefutura

According to White House shill Brian Jones:

“A lot of what you’ll see the president talk about tonight are things that common sense Americans from both sides of the aisle can agree on.” He says Bush is expected to touch on homeland security, the war on terror, reducing dependence on foreign sources of oil and the economy.

I’m sure there will be people taking a swig every time he mentions 9/11.

Have mercy — AP is reporting that this SOB is going to actually say: “America is addicted to oil” and must break its dependence on foreign suppliers in unstable parts of the world.

Great Caesar’s ghost. It’ll be worse than I imagined.

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And, talk about painful, we have to sit through this anti-gay turd below posturing as the latest iteration of the “New Republicrat” in the Democratic response, as he delivers the party’s “2006 message of inclusiveness.”

Tim will be reaching across the aisle with an olive branch… ::sniff sniff:: I’m misting up now as I type this…NOT.

You know, because Tim Kaine cares about “all Americans from all walks of life” — except the queer ones. But he is electable, and that’s all that matters, right?

Pfffft.

Review and reflect on these earlier posts…

* Anti-gay Dem Tim Kaine tapped for response to SOTU (Jan 20)

* Kaine: ‘not comfortable with language’ but will sign amendment anyway (Jan 21)

* Tap dancing Tim (Jan 26)

* Spineless leadership (Jan 28)

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Back to the Chimperor…

52 percent say Bush’s presidency a failure

Why is this number so low?

There is something terribly wrong in our country when this man, after all that he has wrought, can muster anything over 30% approval. I assume that about a third of our population is hopelessly drunk on the Kool-Aid, so what is the excuse for the remainder of the American people?


(Jason Reed/Reuters)

The story notes that Clinton had over 80 percent approval in January 1999 — after impeachment.

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