Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Icanlickanypoliticalbloggerinthisroom!" (Hic)

OK, I know what I said at Jill's place (Brilliant at Breakfast) and that I was going to boycott the President's State of the Union Address so I could watch the instant streaming premiere of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest on Netflix.

But, being the political junkie that I am, the first thing I thought of this morning wasn't the final leg of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, nor my upcoming job interview nor my new book on Kindle nor anything else. No, the first thing that crossed my still sleep-fogged mind was, "He's our president, for better for worse, and I have an obligation to at least listen to the SOTU Address even if only in the interests of heckling him in real time."

Plus, the kindness of certain people these last two and a half days in light of our recent and very serious financial troubles makes it more incumbent on me to continue producing political content for my fellow political junkies despite having a fairly good idea of what Mr. Obama is going to say.

Since we're not big drinkers, we won't be playing the usual drinking game and hoisting one every time the President uses the words "bipartisanship", "centrist" "reaching across the aisle" and lumping in liberals and progressives with the napalm-laced rhetoric that surely resulted in the near death of a Democratic Congresswoman. Were I to play such a drinking game, I don't think my liver could take the overwhelming alcoholic insult.

So, despite having no TV or cable, here on Daily Dread I'm going to be live-blogging the SOTU Address while listening to the speech on a live C-SPAN feed.

And I can guarantee you there will be a lot of hung-over people on Hump Day tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Fuck it. I'm not gonna do it. Twitter is far more of an appropriate venue for SOTU live-blogging and since everyone completely ignores me on Twitter, I'm not doing it there, either.

    Try to restrain your grief. Life will go on.


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