SOTU Live Blog I

I’m watching SOTU on ABC tonight, for no particular reason. May switch around later, but figure I’ll try vanilla coverage first.

Glad to see ABC’s got a big fat YEAR OF ACTION headline up.

Ugh, Jonathan Karl. May have to change channels earlier than I thought.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz drew Zombie Apocalypse duty tonight, and won’t appear.

OMG, Matthew Dowd just quoted Pete Seeger (a COMMUNIST!). Diane Sawyer echoed it. Damn RINOs.

Lindsey Graham gets some precious airtime chit-chatting with Ted Cruz. Worth 1,000 votes in his primary.

9:06: Bill Kristol’s on ABC. Yep, time to change channels.

9:08: On NBC, Judy Woodruff using Kerry appearance to talk Iran, Middle East. Maybe as close as we get to substantive coverage.

9:10 POTUS begins the Long Promenade.

9:13 Wonder if it’s occurred to Obama to seal the fate of some GOP primary-bait Member by giving him or her a big Bush-to-Lieberman kiss?

9:13 Obama makes it to rostrum in record time. If you didn’t know better, you’d think he didn’t like these birds.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.