January 25, 2014
PEGGY NOONAN: Snoozing Through The State Of The Union. “No one’s really listening to the president now. He has been for five years a nonstop windup talk machine. Most of it has been facile, bland, the same rounded words and rounded sentiments, the same soft accusations and excuses. I see him enjoying the sound of his voice as the network newsman leans forward eagerly, intently, nodding at the pearls, enacting interest, for this is the president and he is the anchorman and surely something important is being said with two such important men engaged.” Only not so much. Some of us noticed this earlier than Peggy did, but she has noticed.