If you’re like me, you watched (at least some) of the President’s State of the Union address last night. If you were lucky, you watched it on CBS, because that’s what channel I watched. Mild humor ensued.
Here’s one video (not the best quality;wish I had TIVO at home) that shows some of what I found so funny. Had I not heard Don Imus remark about it this morning on his radio show, I’d have thought I was the only one who found humor in such a depressing speech. But notice he did, and I did, and now you get let in on the joke.
I’m not talking about Cheney texting during the speech. That was just rude, not funny. If we have to pay attention so should he. Incredibly enough, the funny part isn’t even that Cheney doesn’t blink. (Apparently, ever.) Rather, Nancy Pelosi appeared to be having a morse code conversation with Hillary Clinton and a few other ladies in the chamber using only their eyes. I got quite a laugh out of Nancy’s blink-blink-blink–pan camera to Hillary–blink-blink–pan to some other lady I don’t know the name of–blink-blink-blink–back to Nancy–blinkblinkblinketyblinkblinkblink. Pan to Cheney, looking like he’s in serious need of some immodium. I’m telling you, Madame Speaker blinks about twice each second, if last night’s appearance is any indication.
Of course, at least she’s not John McCain, winking at who-knows-what the whole way through the speech. Check out this vid and tell me I’m wrong.