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Who was Congress applauding?

Regarding Filipe Calderón’s little exercise in liberal demagoguery I wrote about this morning,  the other day, my friend Lisa Schiffren writes to remind my of the suspicion, aired by Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse, and others, that the speech he delivered before the joint session of Congress was actually written by Obama’s speechwriters. Who knows?  It’s plausible certainly.  Not only did the speech have that unmistakable odor of smugness we have come to associate with the oratory of Obama, but it would also explain the theater of the event, the enthusiastic standing ovation Calderón received from the pinkish two-thirds of our public servants.  They all were, doing what they do best: applauding themselves.