Wednesday, February 13, 2013
TFP Column: SOTU 2013
Once upon time, the State of the Union speeches were at least supposed to mean something, but those days are long gone. I would personally like to see us go back to the Jeffersonian period when Thomas would send them in written form. Today they are slightly less entertaining than listening to back-to-back monologues by all of the late night hosts.
It was with this in mind that I listened to the President's entire State of the Union speech last night, plus not only Mark Rubio's Republican response but Rand Paul's Tea Party response. For the record, you are not obligated to thank me for the time and sleep that I lost; but you probably should thank me for at least trying to separate the wheat from the chaff.
This week's harvesting yielded this week's TFP effort: "SOTU 2013", whose title is about as interesting as the hour long, 78 applause breaks, no laugh track performance by the Commander-in-Chief.
Fortunately for you, this will probably be the least interesting part of the Star and weekend edition combined. But don't take my word for it, go online youself to catch up with Toledo's largest Sunday circulation newspaper and Ohio's Best Weekly newspaper of the year ... The Toledo Free Press.