From the daily archives: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Absolutely crushing it:

Sixty-eight percent of speech-watchers questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey Tuesday night had a very positive reaction to the president’s address, with 24 percent suggesting they had a somewhat positive response and 8 percent indicating they had a negative reaction.

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The absolute highlight of Obama’s speech last night had nothing whatever to do with his speech. It was Bobby Jindal – the rising superstar of the Republican party – falling so flat on his face that it ceased to be funny and started to make you feel sorry for the guy.

It was abominable. Jaw droppingly so. These are moments when we sometimes see rising stars assert themselves. Jindal’s moment was a shooting star trailing off if anything.

Pure schadenfreude heaven. David Brooks makes it clear what a disaster this was for the Republican Party:

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