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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Political Forecast: Political Exhaustion and the State of Our Union

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast
It came as a surprise (to me, at least) to remember that the State of the Union address is tomorrow night. There has been little to no coverage, little to no discussion, little to no effort. In the lead up to the President's recent announcement on Iraq a few weeks ago, this country's political apparatus was concerned, mainly, with the question of whether the President grasped the same reality that was apparent to nearly everyone else. John McCain was on the first half of Meet the Press yesterday and looked tired. While the senator may be old, its apparent the burden of the war has aged him. Ted Kennedy, Russert's second guest, was similarly muted, quiet. I don't think we can blame either man. The war has aged all of us.

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