Thursday, February 26, 2009

Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of Obama’s Address

Did you miss the President’s address to the joint session of Congress the other night? I didn’t and am here to tell you that sitting through 56 minutes of pure genius, pure oratory skill, was worth all of the pauses as Congress, well, most of them anyway, sprang to their feet and gave ovation after ovation to the points that Barack Obama made.

But if you missed it, never fear. Barack Obama has a 9:05 minute condensed version of the address that neatly clips the minute after endless minute of applause.

I have to say though, one result of cutting this down has an interesting effect. If you watch behind the President, you see Nancy Pelosi bouncing up and down in and out of her chair as if there was a spring in it.

That Bobby Jindal came on after Obama and delivered his sing-song, homily-filled disaster is only icing on the cake of the evening’s proceedings.

I am guessing that Jindal’s speech inspired in word if not in deed, this cartoon by Tony Auth.

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