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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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To: donaldo
Don't fall for the TV media spin and these phony collaborators at Al Waleeds Fox. He is not stupid, he is not a gifted orator - he is evil. Someone taught him NLP when he speaks and ALL of TV including Fox loves him.
51 posted on 01/22/2011 4:16:22 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
'2012' campaign kickoff speech. Plenty of pathetic attempts at patronizing asides referencing... actual WINNERS Nov '10 election. Styrofoam columns must come out of storage, to dazzle young voters about wonders of socialism-slavery...
52 posted on 01/22/2011 4:21:35 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: marron

The worst of it is that Peggy seems to be undergoing a 2nd adolescence. She just gushes over Obama like he was the star quarterback and she was a cheerleader.


53 posted on 01/22/2011 4:23:30 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Kaslin; All

A real conservative, by now, has figured out there are not any real conservatives left in the GOP


54 posted on 01/22/2011 4:24:06 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (NAFTA, WTO, UN, IMF are all Statist organizations)
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To: DarthVader
exactly.

I haven't listened to a single word the epic fail has said for over a year now.

I just don't want to listen to an expert con man with dead eyes that give me the shivers.

55 posted on 01/22/2011 4:26:13 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: American Quilter

So so I


56 posted on 01/22/2011 4:26:56 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Syphilis. Of the brain.


57 posted on 01/22/2011 4:28:41 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kaslin
PEGGY NOONAN: Why Obama's State of the Union Speech Will Be Unusually Good

Uh... I won't be surprised at all if she helps writing it.

58 posted on 01/22/2011 4:30:07 PM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: RichInOC

I doubt it, but I am sure she wants to write for him that is why she is kissing up to him


59 posted on 01/22/2011 4:31:46 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

This woman left the reservation a long time ago. Obama’s speech will be unusually good? The woman’s a real cheer leader, isn’t she!


60 posted on 01/22/2011 4:33:50 PM PST by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Kaslin

“”And they run long. One reason is that if you want to make a speech unavoidable. The longer it is, the greater the chance people will see some part of it.””

The above is actually taken from her article....what are we going to do with that incomplete sentence there, Peggy? It’s sad that she was admired by many for a lot of years but can’t see that she should just go away now. Way past the time for her to disappear.

I too, won’t find it difficult not to watch. A promise I made to myself for other of “his” speeches but after the Tucson debacle, I will keep my word on this one.

LESSON: Listen to the gut!!!!


61 posted on 01/22/2011 4:35:14 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: DarthVader

I just can’t read anything this tedious elitist writes.


62 posted on 01/22/2011 4:35:28 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Kaslin

I predict lowest ratings ever.


63 posted on 01/22/2011 4:35:59 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: boomop1
He's a liberal They all lie, it comes natural to them
64 posted on 01/22/2011 4:39:20 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Piggy Nooner has Alzheimer’s, its plain to see.
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65 posted on 01/22/2011 4:39:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (NOBAMA - 2012)
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To: Kaslin

This barfo is from the woman who *claims* to have written speeches for Ronald Reagan...

My guess is he employed her, but didn’t use her services very often.


66 posted on 01/22/2011 4:42:06 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Kaslin

67 posted on 01/22/2011 4:43:00 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Not from the lame stream media it want, that is true


68 posted on 01/22/2011 4:43:22 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Peggy seems to blow with the wind and hence becomes a discredited windbag.


69 posted on 01/22/2011 4:47:15 PM PST by Samizdat
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To: Interesting Times

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

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Piggy has become a poster girl for Political Relativism.

Hopefully this has sealed her 2011 invite on the DC coctail circuit.


70 posted on 01/22/2011 4:47:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (NOBAMA - 2012)
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To: rollo tomasi
PEGGY NOONAN: Why Obama's State of the Union Speech Will Be Unusually Good (Barf Alert!!!)

Because the SCOTUS will stand as one and moon the POTUS on national TV?
71 posted on 01/22/2011 4:49:13 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, it will be good...good for nothing...Peggy Noodle brains...


72 posted on 01/22/2011 4:49:46 PM PST by Lonely Are The Brave
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To: Kaslin
Noonan hugs onto Obama like road kill on the interstate.
73 posted on 01/22/2011 4:51:26 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Frantzie

No the article was via the Wall Street Journal. If you check the link you well see it under her name, also the article is continued in WSJ


74 posted on 01/22/2011 4:54:55 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: editor-surveyor

Part of the problem is that Noonan can’t distinguish between rhetoric and reality. In fact, what Obama says doesn’t matter in the slightest, since he’ll say anything. The important question is what he does.


75 posted on 01/22/2011 4:55:05 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Dick Bachert

She’s gone around the bend long time ago


76 posted on 01/22/2011 4:56:09 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Oh, good lord. Peggy, why don’t you get drunk and screw?


77 posted on 01/22/2011 4:57:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (An attack on Sarah Palin is an attack on me.)
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To: Kaslin

Peggy is a drunk and needs help.


78 posted on 01/22/2011 4:57:18 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Kaslin

She can write intelligently and honestly, or she can write what she believes will keep her on the guest list at the best Beltway cocktail parties. She’s made her choice.


79 posted on 01/22/2011 5:03:32 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Frantzie

The only one who kissed his ass, is Bill O’Reilly, that is why he got his interview for Superbowl Sunday


80 posted on 01/22/2011 5:04:43 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Frantzie

The only one who kisses his ass, is Bill O’Reilly, that is why he got his interview for Superbowl Sunday


81 posted on 01/22/2011 5:05:04 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: outhousepatrol

HaHaha- we should be so lucky


82 posted on 01/22/2011 5:12:25 PM PST by funfan
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To: Kaslin

Peggy is still slobbering over Obama.


83 posted on 01/22/2011 5:12:56 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: potlatch

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I thought Peggy Noonan was still dead!

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84 posted on 01/22/2011 5:14:18 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . "Fill your hand you skinny son of a bitch! . . .)
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To: Kaslin
Watch for the White House to craft semi-ringing and wholly anodyne statements that will allow members of both parties to leap to their feet together, such as "Now and always, America stands for freedom." This will leave people at home thinking "Boy, they like this guy more than I thought."

In other words, they won't "Let Obama Be Obama."

85 posted on 01/22/2011 5:14:55 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Kaslin

I clicked on the link for the CZJ pictures only to realize I have her confused with another media ‘personality.’


86 posted on 01/22/2011 5:15:45 PM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Kaslin
...it's hard for the average citizen to avoid seeing at least a piece of it.

Not hard for us. We'll watch something on our DVR, and if it shows up on any news we watch later, we'll just change the channel. I cannot stand even WATCHING the man speak, with his turned up nose and condescending air.

87 posted on 01/22/2011 5:16:22 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: marron

Me, too. I read her stuff back when she admired Reagan. Now, it seems that she’s got it bad for Obama and totally ditched Reagan’s principles. She’s evidently living in an alternate universe.


88 posted on 01/22/2011 5:17:50 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH GOOD. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH BAD.)
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To: Kaslin

I just noticed his ratings have slipped a bit-I do not watch him anymore due to the fact he is an Obama brown noser IMO


89 posted on 01/22/2011 5:19:25 PM PST by funfan
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To: SuziQ
I feel the exact same way. If I see his face on the TV I will immediately change it and if his voice comes over the radio which it does everyday since the press just cant get enough I either sing loudly to drown out his voice or I turn the raido off until he is gone from the airwaves. It's funny I listen to talk raido alot and at the top of the hour news always starts with the words “President Obama”
so when I hear it as I am attempting to turn off the sound I make up my own statement which cannot be repeated here
due to no profanity
90 posted on 01/22/2011 5:26:08 PM PST by funfan
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To: Kaslin

Peggy’s gone left.


91 posted on 01/22/2011 5:27:17 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: funfan

Oh I do watch him. I do like some segments, but I have noticed the hour goes by so slow. I mute the liberals he has on


92 posted on 01/22/2011 5:28:51 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: funfan

Oh I do watch him. I do like some segments, but I have noticed the hour goes by so slow. I mute the liberals he has on


93 posted on 01/22/2011 5:29:02 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Just another Porch Conservative. Her claim to fame is a speechwriter for a President who wrote all of his own speeches.

Pray for America


94 posted on 01/22/2011 5:30:30 PM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides,is that Blood Libel?)
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To: bwc2221

“I can’t believe anyone follows this aging, air-headed, fawning bimbo.”

Someone keeps posting her moronic drivel on FR, so she thinks she’s still important.


95 posted on 01/22/2011 5:33:08 PM PST by devere
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To: Kaslin
If he meant what he said; might be good; but there is nothing good or attractive; or even admirable or comforting. . .when the message is as inauthentic as is the messenger.

Does Peggy really believe that after decades of hatefilled, anti-America/anti-Democracy; anti-capitalist education and indoctrination along with his enthusiasm for his 'spiritual' hate-filled, years of Sunday 'sermons' - that Obama, has now, changed?

Pulllleeeze, Peggy. Get real! Life is too short an

I used to really like her; somewhere towards end of Bush years; I changed my mind.

Life is too short and now because of Obama, even more dangerous than it was, to even go here.

96 posted on 01/22/2011 5:39:06 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Tax-chick
Mercy, TC! It appears we may have inadvertently coarsened you with our sparkling redneck repartee on the NC forum, lol.
97 posted on 01/22/2011 5:42:40 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kaslin

He’s going to talk about inventions and stuff. And he might mention the military and the war and all that stuff. Then maybe he’ll throw his wife a kiss and other stuff like that. Just a lot of fluff & stuff.


98 posted on 01/22/2011 5:46:26 PM PST by carmody
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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. As a rule, when Mr. Obama speaks, he literally says too many words, and they're not especially interesting words. They're dull and bureaucratic or windy and vague, too round and soft to pierce and enter your brain.

Peggy must be channeling Emperor Joseph II, who addressed Mozart thusly in Amadeus:

My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.

My dear young man...too many notes...too many words...

99 posted on 01/22/2011 5:48:05 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Kaslin

Wouldn’t click on a Noonan page if you send me Western Union dough.


100 posted on 01/22/2011 5:49:59 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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