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.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.