January 29, 2008

The Politics of Sitting and Standing…

… during the President’s State of the Union Address.
Clinton and Obama’s divergent views on the troop surge in Iraq, however, were plainly visible.

When Bush proclaimed, “Ladies and gentlemen, some may deny the surge is working, but among terrorists there is no doubt,” Clinton sprang to her feet in applause but Obama remained firmly seated. The president’s line divided most of the Democratic audience, with nearly half standing to applaud and the other half sitting in stony silence.
Senator Kennedy:
We know the true record of Barack Obama. There is the courage he showed when so many others were silent or simply went along. From the beginning, he opposed the war in Iraq.

And let no one deny that truth.
Senator Kennedy could have also added when so many other were cheering President Bush on or were silent and simply went along. From the beginning, Senator Obama opposed the war in Iraq.

I’m just staying, let’s compare and contrast.


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