Is that possible -- to be despondent, yet hopeful?
Here's the thing: I can't watch the State of the Union address. It's not that I have anything else planned; on the contrary, tonight would be an ideal time to see if the television still works. All I've got is laundry to fold and bills to pay.
But I can't stand another one. I just can't listen to this President say one more damn sentence, even one that somebody else wrote for him. Not one more SOU, even his last. I would rather chew on tin foil.
I'll read the transcript, maybe it won't hurt so much that way.
For those who can take it -- those stronger than I, or those who think state of the Union is just dandy, or those sedated -- I think it's on at 9 PM EST.
Aw hell. Maybe I have a Valium kicking around somewhere.