Knocking it out of the park
-Headline of the day-
"Poll: High Marks for Obama's State of the Union Speech."
President Obama killed last night. He destroyed. He left Paul Ryan looking like a kid who forgot his homework and Michele Bachmann looking even crazier than usual. According to the report, "91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals Mr. Obama put forth during his remarks. Only nine percent disapproved."
Further, 82% like his plans for the economy, 75% said they thought "the president's plans would make America more competitive in the world economy," and 75% thought "the plans outlined in his speech would create jobs."
Even healthcare reform got a boost. 65% say they like the reform law now, up nine points from pre-address numbers.
I think the takeaway for the White House here is clear: be on the teevee all the damned time! (CBS News)
-And lobbyists, too-
What the lottery says about our government.
Because there's nothing out there but stuff about the State of the Union and there's only so much you can say about it, OK? (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
"Michele Bachmann Too Crazy for the Right?"
That'd be a good trick. But if anyone can pull it off, it's Shelly. (Little Green Footballs)
-And another thing-
If you missed last night's State of the Union address, check out Wonkette's live blog of the event. It's totally accurate in every detail. (Wonkette)