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Stasis of the Union

State of the Union address scheduled for Jan. 24

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address is set for Jan. 24.

As tradition requires, House Speaker John Boehner invited the president to
speak to a joint session of Congress. The White House accepted.

In a letter to the president, Boehner said Republicans “welcome the
opportunity to hear your new ideas for working with Congress.”

Speaker Boehner offered a choice of two times:  3 a.m., when he could promise uninterrupted electricity for the microphone and the lights, or 9 p.m.–with a few conditions.  The 9 p.m. broadcast must have a split-screen simultaneous televising of the Republican response:  Eric Cantor playing selections from “Oklahoma” on his accordion.

Most of the major networks have not yet agreed to televise the President’s address.  ABC has offered to let him have a three minute guest appearance on “Body of Evidence” where he can discuss the state of the union with Dana Delany during an autopsy.  PBS will cover the broadcast if the President mentions the free copy of “Pride and Prejudice” for any subscription renewal.  MSNBC would prefer that Rachel Maddow delivers the speech.  Comedy Central will let “The Daily Show” have five minutes to salvage the adminstration.

As its educational alternative, Fox News will feature Megyn Kelly, Martha MacCallum, Gretchen Carlson and Dano Perino in “William Bennett’s Strip Poker Symposium.”


  1. Renee Keats says:

    Hmmm…. How about Glee? I hear that the Prez is a pretty good singer? It certainly is one way to get today’s youth to pay attention? And there are pretty girls dancing…

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