Friday, January 29, 2010

Way better than the State of the Union


I imagine it's partly because Obama spends nearly 90 minutes calmly eviscerating every GOP talking point as the Republican caucus meekly lines up to be slaughtered one by one... but I vastly prefer this British style interrogation of the Head of Government by the opposition party to the silly set piece of the SOTU. Stupid Constitution. Anyway... I would agree with Kevin Drum that this particular exchange was unfairly tilted to Obama because he has the microphone... but you'd think that could be ameliorated by changing the format a bit. However, after this display I imagine the concept is dead for a generation... too bad. It was, I think... contra George Will... one of McCain's better ideas.