What does it say that the most eloquent criticism of the State of the Union came from a comedy show? (Rob Riggle, The Daily Show
"An empty spectacle, a kabuki ritual of power, a president cloaking his impotence in the trappings of office, a congress masking it's seething contempt behind a façade of statesmanship…and the clapping…always the clapping. To paraphrase T.S. Elliot, John, this is how the world ends, not with a bang, not with a whimper, merely with a deafening roar of hollow applause." .