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PEGGY NOONAN: Why Obama's State of the Union Speech Will Be Unusually Good (Barf Alert!!!)
FOX News.com ^ | January 22, 2011 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 01/22/2011 3:38:47 PM PST by Kaslin

The State of the Union Address is usually among the most important and least memorable of presidential speeches. The speech itself, in an august setting, is an opportunity for a president to break through in a new way. TV and radio carry it live, and it's hard for the average citizen to avoid seeing at least a piece of it. It's a real chance for a White House to tell the American people "This is where we stand, this is why we are here, this is what we believe in."

But most State of the Unions don't measure up. They get beaten down by the staffing process and flattened by the laundry-list aspects: "We'll do this and this and this." There's always too much going on in the speech, and in the end it's usually, in Churchill's phrase, a pudding without a theme.

The State of the Union Address is usually among the most important and least memorable of presidential speeches. The speech itself, in an august setting, is an opportunity for a president to break through in a new way. TV and radio carry it live, and it's hard for the average citizen to avoid seeing at least a piece of it. It's a real chance for a White House to tell the American people "This is where we stand, this is why we are here, this is what we believe in."

But most State of the Unions don't measure up. They get beaten down by the staffing process and flattened by the laundry-list aspects: "We'll do this and this and this." There's always too much going on in the speech, and in the end it's usually, in Churchill's phrase, a pudding without a theme.

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KEYWORDS: noonan4dnc; noonan4obama; noonan4romney; noonanforbugsbunny; noonanhelpsobama; peggynoonan
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1 posted on 01/22/2011 3:38:50 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Hate to break it to you Peggy but not too many people will tuning in.


2 posted on 01/22/2011 3:40:32 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Kaslin

Follow up speech: Why Peggy Noonan blows chunks.


3 posted on 01/22/2011 3:41:06 PM PST by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo.)
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To: DarthVader
I wish she would just...shut....up.
4 posted on 01/22/2011 3:41:15 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Kaslin
I can't believe anyone follows this aging, air-headed, fawning bimbo.
5 posted on 01/22/2011 3:41:20 PM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Peggy - most of us care how America is doing...not how some speech went over.


6 posted on 01/22/2011 3:43:17 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Kaslin
GET A ROOM!!!
7 posted on 01/22/2011 3:43:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Kaslin

I see Peggy is planning on viewing the speech from under Obamas podium.


8 posted on 01/22/2011 3:43:51 PM PST by digger48
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To: Kaslin

Its hard to imagine that a decade ago I would read anything she wrote.

Now she just seems like a caricature of a caricature.


9 posted on 01/22/2011 3:43:58 PM PST by marron
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To: Kaslin

Your “barf alert” was redundant, my FRiend.


10 posted on 01/22/2011 3:44:23 PM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Kaslin
Its hard to imagine that a decade ago

OK, maybe its been longer than a decade...

11 posted on 01/22/2011 3:45:07 PM PST by marron
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To: DarthVader

I certainly won’t and I won’t watch Bill O’Reilly’s interview either on Superbowl Sunday


12 posted on 01/22/2011 3:45:07 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Peggy, you're nothing to me now. You're not a sister, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you on television, or read what you write. I don't want you near any conservative conferences. When you see my friends, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?

With apologies to Michael Corleone.

13 posted on 01/22/2011 3:45:15 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Kaslin
A prediction: President Obama's speech will be unusually good. Why? Because he's showing signs of understanding that if you say something simply, clearly and sparingly, it can stick.

Hey Piggy. Where exactly is there evidence of him choosing words sparingly? This article is just more evidence of you doing crack.

14 posted on 01/22/2011 3:45:27 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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15 posted on 01/22/2011 3:45:47 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Kaslin
and it's hard for the average citizen to avoid seeing at least a piece of it
Perhaps, but I don't find it difficult at all.
16 posted on 01/22/2011 3:46:31 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Kaslin
Yea, right 0 will be the big budget cutter and deficit hawk.
17 posted on 01/22/2011 3:47:08 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Kaslin
Sheesh. Menopause is not being kind to this woman. I think she needs some medicine.
18 posted on 01/22/2011 3:47:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

A 1,000 points of trite!


19 posted on 01/22/2011 3:47:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kaslin

Another Peggy O-gasm.


20 posted on 01/22/2011 3:47:43 PM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: DarthVader

maybe she’s writing it.


21 posted on 01/22/2011 3:48:13 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Kaslin
it's hard for the average citizen to avoid seeing at least a piece of it

Personally, I never watch it. I didn't during the Bush or Clinton administrations either. I much prefer to read the text after the fact...it's too detailed to comprehend simply by listening.

22 posted on 01/22/2011 3:48:20 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: marron
She wrote some good material for President Reagan--in the distant past. Too bad she didn't stop when she was ahead.
23 posted on 01/22/2011 3:49:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

Ah, now that Olbie’s job is open, Peggy don’s the kneepads again.


24 posted on 01/22/2011 3:49:20 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Kaslin

Mental note to self...set DVR to “IGNORE.”


25 posted on 01/22/2011 3:50:11 PM PST by homemom
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To: Kaslin

How much you wanna bet he some how brings up Tucson and tries to work it to his advantage?


26 posted on 01/22/2011 3:50:28 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Kaslin

I’ll be getting out one of my old movies to watch during this snorer. Watching grass grow would be more interesting than this lengthy explusion of hot air.


27 posted on 01/22/2011 3:50:31 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

“This is where we stand, this is why we are here, this is what we believe in.”

Those little items have been explained to the American people till they can’t stand the voice or presence of the person who thinks rephrasing is going to finally sink in. Those who still think this gentleman walks on water, are not IMHO “the American people”.

Apologies to civility and gentlemen.


28 posted on 01/22/2011 3:51:52 PM PST by wita
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To: gussiefinknottle

You could be right.


29 posted on 01/22/2011 3:52:57 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Kaslin

Peggy has no problem with a communist takeover, so long as it is well-written and stylishly presented.


30 posted on 01/22/2011 3:53:18 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Kaslin
I'm waiting for the republicans to start hugging and kissing the demorats.
31 posted on 01/22/2011 3:53:35 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Kaslin

I’m sorry, but I’ve never heard anything Obama’s said that rose above the most most banal cliche. Nothing but platitudes. He’s a man of the times for the times, the biggest nobody ever to occupy the White House. I can’t stand how conservatives always temper their criticism of Obama with some prefatory remark about his superior oratorical skills. Bullshit.


32 posted on 01/22/2011 3:54:19 PM PST by donaldo
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To: Kaslin

What I want to hear is Paul Ryan’s response!


33 posted on 01/22/2011 3:54:23 PM PST by American Quilter (Everyone please donate to FreeRepublic! Where would we be without this wonderful site?)
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To: Kaslin

He tapped her to write it, didn’t he?


34 posted on 01/22/2011 3:54:59 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: SAJ

Like these?

http://www.coolpicturegallery.net/2010/09/fat-guy-on-beach-fail.html


35 posted on 01/22/2011 3:55:22 PM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: Cboldt

Reportedly he has parasites, hair turning gray, skinny as a rail, had his ass handed to his face during the last election.....He may be ripe for committing hara kiri on national TV,it would be, truly be,
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36 posted on 01/22/2011 3:55:49 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Kaslin

He lies!!!!!!!


37 posted on 01/22/2011 3:57:41 PM PST by boomop1
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To: outhousepatrol

And he got busted in the mouth.


38 posted on 01/22/2011 3:58:36 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Kaslin

Because Obie will be using an unusually big monitor??


39 posted on 01/22/2011 3:59:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Peggy, why don’t you go ahead and give him your private number and set up a date. You are already drooling.


40 posted on 01/22/2011 4:00:46 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Kaslin

The stations will be lying like hell about the number of viewers. 3 minutes of an hour speech doesn’t qualify as a viewert.


41 posted on 01/22/2011 4:00:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mad_as_he$$

He already announced that he will be spending more. That is why many of the GOP will not sit with the liberals


42 posted on 01/22/2011 4:04:17 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I think it was a pea or kernal of corn that flew out of my nose. She gets worse every day. Could she really have been a conservative writing Reagan’s speeches or did he write them and she edited? I’d wager the latter.


43 posted on 01/22/2011 4:05:45 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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44 posted on 01/22/2011 4:08:28 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, but that was last week and did not get much press.


45 posted on 01/22/2011 4:09:06 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: donaldo
I’m sorry, but I’ve never heard anything Obama’s said that rose above the most most banal cliche.

I guess you've been away from the news today. Obama made a profound announcement this morning that "America must build stuff and invent stuff."

Nothing banal about that at all! Why, inventors and manufacturers all over America are hopping to it right now.

46 posted on 01/22/2011 4:10:21 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: org.whodat

That might not happen, because 0bama has already announced that he is going to spend more money


47 posted on 01/22/2011 4:12:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Peggy Noonan at Prince Al Waleed’s Fox News? O’Reilly is now for amnesty and loves Obama. Beck loved Obama’s speech. ALL TV is s**t and they ALL love hussein.


48 posted on 01/22/2011 4:13:04 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Kaslin
Clearly, Peggy's gone ‘round the bend.

The only way he could improve his SOTU speech would be to NOT give a SOTU speech.

Besides, I'm over my authorized allotment of lies from politicians this month.

49 posted on 01/22/2011 4:15:31 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Kaslin

Noonan’s a political groupie, goes with whichever party is in power.


50 posted on 01/22/2011 4:15:36 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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