I’d like to mention two things tonight about President Obama’s prime time address.
1. His message to our enemies was clear: “I hate war, and you can be pretty sure I won’t fight another one.”
2. It is sorrowful to see that the president’s fingers were glued together and his jacket sleeves pasted to the desk before the speech. None of the gesticulating of his last Oval Office Address a few weeks ago. Much more of a go at gravitas. It looked like his thumbs were loose, though, and nearly started to wrestle with each other at a couple of points, which I found entertaining.
I’ll have a more careful and serious dissection of this unserious speech for you in the morning.