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The State of the Union: The Good, the Bad and the Eloquent

S.17 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:44 AM
Choked down the headline. But refused to read after the first paragraph. Better things to do than muddle through drivel.

First, the good parts. They stood out. Indeed, the president's general tone Tuesday night, despite the reflexive class warfare here and there, was much less fast and furious than his re-inaugural address -- as if now he wanted to work with the opposition rather than just excoriate it.

"We can do this," Mr. Obama assured the country. Just what we can do -- will it be for good or ill? -- may not always be clear, but at least Tuesday night he seemed interested in bringing us together instead of driving us further apart.

The partisan boilerplate that issued forth from...