SOTU Review

Women in white. Nurses? Church ladies? Handmaids? Individualism be damned. Yikes. Bad idea. Even Nancy Pelosi got it. She gave them her hand. Of course First Troll wore black.

Trump’s invocation of rich people who live behind a wall and won’t give one to the working class was deft. Decrying socialism in Venezuela as a harbinger of the Democrat agenda. Twice. Clumsy Reagan.

2020 here we go.

Local Color

Amity Shlaes on Morning Joe recalling many hours spent in Northampton’s Forbes Library researching her new book about former local resident, President Calvin Coolidge. Actress Jane Lynch gleefully gushing to Kelly & Michael about Smith College, where her wife graduated and she received an honorary doctorate, “It’s a training ground for lesbians!” Smith’s P.R. Dept. thrilled.

SOTU watchers remarked Obama’s make-up strangely sallow. He looked whiter than Boehner. Pale showing by Latino GOP. Rubio’s nervous response speech. Ted Cruz bullying senate committee, questioning Hagel’s patriotism.