OK, so I didn’t watch the SOTU last night, I listened to it in my car. Then I listened to Governor Daniels’ response. I promised not to comment, so I’ll outsource one part that I would have posted on – I almost punched a hole in my car window when I heard it. The second part is a fantastic rhetorical play by Daniels.
(1) President Obama made some pretty generous claims about how good for the energy economy he has been, particularly when it came to oil and gas production. I cannot believe he actually tried to take credit for this boom, and right on the heels of the Keystone fiasco. Here is the relevant detail. Note to my students: the IER will be coming to campus for an event in March.
(2) Governor Daniels used a term I am mad at myself for not adopting years ago: “trickle-down government.” I couldn’t imagine a more apt ridicule.