Wednesday, February 25, 2009

By Popular Demand

A lot of you have expressed interest in my take on the President's speech last night.

And by a lot I mean one of you. Thanks, Kendra!

Let me tell you up front that I did not watch the speech.


It's true. Whenever I listen to Obama all I hear is Charlie Brown's teacher, "wah wah wah hope! wah wah wah change!" However, being the concerned, involved citizen that I am, I did watch some clips and read the transcript.

First, you must understand that Obama's words don't literally mean anything...they are just supposed to sound good. Inspirational even. Therefore, his speeches don't really lend themselves to analysis. Just feelings. If you watched it you probably felt all warm and fuzzy.

So with that being said, here are what I considered the highlights:

1. My favorite line: "I'm proud that we passed the recovery plan free of earmarks..." Oh my. Where do I start? Props to The One for sheer guts. Perhaps we have redefined what an earmark is and I missed it? Or maybe it just depends on what your definition of the word "is" is.

2. I also loved the line: "Not because I believe in bigger government - I don't." Snort followed by loud guffaw.

3. I also noticed that he's been using his focus groups wisely. Did you notice how he threw in all those conservative-y sounding phrases like "America will emerge stronger," "responsibility to ensure that we do not pass on to {our children} a debt they cannot pay," " eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs," "we're also suffering from a deficit of trust," "restoring a sense of honesty and accountability, " "to keep our sacred trust with those who serve [in the military]?" Almost made me forget he's a socialist.

4. Another great line: "...the flow of credit is the lifeblood of our economy." Yeah, that's been the problem. I don't know about you but the lifeblood of my household economy is income-production.

One last thing completely unrelated to the speech.

Could someone PLEASE tell Michelle that she really doesn't have the arms to go sleeveless? Besides, HELLO, it is FEBRUARY!


Amber said...

I will say it again....I'm so glad that you are my friend!!! :)

I am never listening to another political speech again...I'm just going to wait for your commentary.

Kendra said...

Glad my unrelenting pressure made you cave! I think my husband may want to do a wife swap with Wes, you guys are so political like-minded!