I thought Bobby Jindal was a weird choice for the SOTU response. Everybody knows these things usually don’t go well. Why make the national introduction of your erstwhile rising star a situation in which he has an 80% chance of sucking? And it’s also strange to give it to a 2012 primary candidate—seems like you’re playing favorites. At any rate, I thought the base might like Jindal’s text, but eve the Fox News panel couldn’t stomach the delivery:
I thought Alex Massie had a great react piece to the main speech, capturing the atmosphere and the larger significance of the moment.