I admit that I don't follow politics very closely, but every year when the president gives his State of the Union Address, I'm there.
This year, it was a family event. I'm not sure what brought my boys to the TV set that night. Probably the fact that all their shows were ditched because of the address. (If they think it's bad now, they should've been born back in my day when we had a total of 3 channels to choose from and all three were covering the address. And yes, I did tell refute the whining with that statement.)
Now for the big admission. I don't watch the speech to hear what the president says. Not that it doesn't matter or that I don't find it interesting. I just don't find it near as interesting as watching Congress acting like a bunch of babies. Hey, it's where I'm at.
Who's sitting? Who's clapping? Who's yawning? Who's snubbing? It's a people-watchers delight, that speech. My boys stayed around for the whole thing.
"Look, he's not even clapping."
"Why is only half the room applauding?"
"Why is she reading that paper while the President talks? That's rude."
Ah, American politics at its best. My kids are learning early.