State of the Union
Last night, President Barry Barack Obama spoke before a joint session of Congress, in what could be billed as a 'sort of' State of the Union, or SOSOTU. Obama took to the podium and promised Americans that "we will rebuild."
Obama talked about health care, saying: "Let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year." He urged the Congress to also act quickly on the environment and energy. He gave notice to highfalutin CEO's, saying: "This time, C.E.O.’s won’t be able to use taxpayer money to pad their paychecks or buy fancy drapes or disappear on a private jet. Those days are over.” And he even made time to pat himself on passing of the bailout and the closing of Guantanamo. While the pageantry may have outweighed the substance, he still did a pretty good job.
Then a few minutes later Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal took to the airwaves for the GOP rebuttal. Bobby Jindal is a possible candidate for 2012, and had an opportunity Tuesday night to garner some national face time. The governor's speech struck a controversial tone, when he proclaimed that Americans can "do" "anything." Not surprisingly, Jindal's speech was not terribly well received this morning, with opponents calling it too hokie, and a little reminiscent of Kenneth from 30 Rock. His supporters noted that it was a hard task to follow up Obama's first State of the Union.
Jindal himself was unavailable today for comment, however, as he was riding a unicorn down to 9th ward, where he planned to rebuild the broken levies with rainbows made from his farts.