Every week on ABC’s This Week viewers can always count on conservative commentator George Will to provide a unique perspective on current events, yet what many might find surprising is that he often delivers laugh out loud funny moments to thoughtful political discussions. This morning Will unleashed a humorous assault against the insignificance of the State of the Union address calling it an overrated and interminable speech, and that’s Will just warming up.
“Every President, regardless of party, tries to stroke every erogenous zone in the electorate, and it becomes a political pep rally . . . if it’s going to be a pep rally with the President’s supporters or whatever party standing up in braying approval and histrionic pouting on the part of the other, then it’s no place for the judiciary, it’s no place for the uniformed military, and it’s no place for non-adolescent legislators.”
Anytime someone can get serious journalist Christiane Amanpour to gasp “oh my goodness” you know the clip is worth watching. Panelists Donna Brazile, Paul Krugman and Matthew Dowd also join in the laughter, but then attempt to justify the significance of the speech and predict what President Obama might say. However, Will’s conclusion that the speech ultimately means nothing might potentially be more memorable than anything actually said by the President during the address.