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Roger L Simon


January 25, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Everyone seems to be looking for ways to save money these days even, of all people, Barack Obama — he’s paying lip service to it anyway, while inventing new ways to spend — so I have my own humble suggestion: Abolish the State of the Union address. Think of all the cash that’s being wasted on this litany of platitudes – all the limos and film crews, all the tedious commentary.

And about what? Never in my life can I recall hearing a good SOTU – can you? – and we certainly didn’t have one tonight. Besides if the President has anything of import to say, he can commandeer a TV crew on a moment’s notice. Heck, this President’s never off television. So abolish SOTU or at least suspend it for a couple of years and see if we miss it.

Side benefit: No more Sheila Jackson Lee.

Roger L. Simon is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, novelist and blogger, and the co-founder of PJ Media. His book, Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine: The Perils of Coming Out Conservative in Tinseltown, was re-released in an updated edition in 2011.
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