A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rhetorical Vomit 

What little I saw of the rhetorical vomit passing itself off as the State of the Union Address reminded me of bad sit-com writing where a punchline if delivered and then the laugh-track inserted. Here, it's the obligatory 'insert applause here' cadence of the speech with the assorted minions obligingly clapping at the appropriate time. Lord, it's difficult to watch.

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