The only reason to watch tonight’s publicity stunt State Of The Union speech is to see if the “prom night” seating arrangement backfires. Now that they will not be divided by an aisle but rather sitting at close proximity it would “up” the entertainment value if Obama Dimocrats and Republicans start punching or biting each other when they disagree. We’ll watch and comment tonight, for this unlikely reason alone, fingers crossed.
Other than that potential for World Wrestling type entertainment there is not much reason to watch or listen tonight. We know that Michelle Obama will be told to leave the cocktail dress in the hamper and dress in something sensible that most Americans will not recoil at seeing.
The “no cocktail dress” strategy will be the big concession to political independents and the visually unimpaired. Michelle Obama will be forced to do her part to appear “middle of the road”. As part of that great reach out to sensible Americans we can almost guarantee that Michelle Obama will have one of her Cinderellas sew sleeves onto whatever frock is forced on her.
Seated next to M.O., expect someone like Congresswoman Gifford’s husband as an example of how “in touch” Michelle Obama and Barack Obama are. We will not be surprised if there is an additional “surprise” guest (maybe Daniel Hernandez the Gifford’s intern – he’s gay and Latino and young – a threefer publicity stunt plum).
As to Barack Obama, the big issue is whether or not he will wash the gray hairs away, once again, in order to appear young and vigorous – a la Justin Beiber – to his drifting away Obama Cult. Having been caught more than once with Miss Clairol the betting is that he will not try to ban the gray hairs in such a major public appearance. If he does go anti-gray, this will be an indication that Obama and his White House thugs believe Big Media will still protect him from even such low level scrutiny. If we do see gray, it is an indication that Obama believes Big Media is off the reservation and will indeed remark if the gray suddenly vanishes.
Our bet on this most “gray” issue is that Obama will vote “present”. Expect enough of a cover up that Big Media will feel able to ignore the lessened gray but enough gray will be covered up so that Obama’s head will not appear to be a moldy strawberry.