Will write more later on the speech, Michelle’s eschewing of the jacket you know that went with her dress to show off the “guns,” (I call the right one “Precious” and the left one “The Widowmaker.), and Bobby Jindal’s “Republican Response” that sounded a lot less like a rebuttal and more like “I’m Bobby Jindal and I’m awesome! By the way, there some policy disagreement we have with the Democrats and like, we totally blew it but, vote like Republican or something anyway. Now back to me and my AWESOMENESS!” And how he essentially threw the entire Republican Party into a wood chipper at one point and how his rebuttal felt more like a stump speech and less like “Democrats? Governing. U‘re doin’ it wrong!” which was what I expected as … isn’t that the purpose of the partisan response? To say “U’RE DOIN’ IT WRONG?” at some point? Yeah. We all love each other now. Great. Now tell me why the president needs to listen to your ideas! Where were your IDEAS, Jindal!
If Kansas Gov. Kathleen Seibilius’ sin last year during the Democratic Response to President Bush’s last State of the Union was the sheer BLANDNESS of the piece, Jindal’s sin was vanity. I know Rachel Maddow likes to talk about you like you’re dead, but it’s not helping when Bobby Jindal uses childhood stories about his awesomeness as the party talking points.
And now I’m ranting. But seriously! (More later.)