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9:09 – I see Kennedy and Obama are sitting chummily side by side. Hillary appears to be glaring from afar.
9:14 – The Dems don’t like his talk about renewing the Bush tax cuts
9:16 – Sheesh … too bad Bush didn’t sound (and act) this tough on spending (earmarks) before!
9:22 – Looks like Ted Kennedy is falling asleep at another SOTU.
9:28 – Is Nancy Pelosi reading a book while the President is speaking?
Check out how many Dems are standing for preserving innocent human life?
9:30 – Cheney too re: reading a book?
9:48 – I think the “book” is a guide of sorts to the SOTU.
The Dems reactions to the Prez. talking about Iraq are so telling (they always are) about how they feel about winning.
9:59 – Good to see Bob Dole in the President’s box.
Update 11:12 PM: The AP reports on the chill felt in the air tonight as Clinton and Obama did not speak to each other:
WASHINGTON (AP) – So close, yet so far away—and so bitter.
Rival Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama came within a foot of each other just before President Bush’s State of the Union speech Monday night and managed not to acknowledge each other, and certainly not touch.
Clinton, clad in scarlet, crossed the aisle between their seats on the House floor and reached out a hand to greet Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Democratic icon whose endorsement she had courted only to lose it to Obama.
Kennedy shook her hand while Obama, wearing a dark suit and standing between the two, turned away.
The rivals then retreated to their seats, only the aisle and four senators between them.
This photo says it all:
Photo courtesy: AP/J. Scott Applewhite