Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The state of the post is hurried

Oddly enough, Republican members of Alabama's House delegation seemed to like President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night. And equally as surprising, Democratic congressmen like U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, weren't big fans of what he called "almost the same speech as last year."

I missed most of the speech and haven't had a chance to read the transcript yet, so any commentary I could offer would be cursory at best. Fortunately, The Washington Post pays people to analyze things, so I'll simply offer the link and be done with it.

Interestingly, The Post also did a word count of key phrases in the speech and compared it to the word counts from previous years. The biggest differences since 2005? Bush mentioned "world" a lot more this year, and "Social Security" a whole lot less.

For the record, I do know that Tuesday saw Samuel Alito get confirmed as a Supreme Court justice and Alan Greenspan clean out his desk after almost 19 years as Federal Reserve chairman. I also know that both of those events had been inevitable for months and that anything I could say about them already has been said dozens of times and far more eloquently by others, so I didn't feel I should waste your time with a content-free post on them when I could just waste your time with a content-free paragraph on them instead. You're welcome.


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