Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama: Imaginary Reader?

I love the State of the Union Address. I love the "pre-game" speculation about what the message will be, I love the actual performance, and I love the ridiculously partisan breakdown by each side when it is over. For me, it is a viewing event on par with the Super Bowl.

I have long suspected, but never actually confirmed, that the President is one of the imaginary readers who comments anonymously here at WWDS. Last night, I think we saw some evidence that he was either channeling Auggie or had read Auggie's recent post "Supreme Fallacy". If you missed it, here is his comment about the recent Supreme Court decision to reverse contribution limits from special interest groups:

With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections. I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people. And I'd urge Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to correct some of these problems.
The full text of his address is widely available online. Even a casual perusal combined with a little creative insight indicates that he also believes pinatas are dangerous, steroids don't really help hitters, and modern pirates are sissies.

1 comment:

  1. Boo Hoo2/01/2010

    His speech was a classic "over promise, under deliver" feel good America gabble. He needs Congress to help him, and if the behind-closed-doors ("I will broadcast the debate on CSPAN") special interest (Nebraska & Louisiana) riddled Health Care Bill is any testament to how the Senate and Congress are able to perform, he will be lucky if he gets half the things he spoke about accomplished. God save the Queen.