Late Show Liveblogging Barack's Big Night
The night 'o liveblogging continues with this, your post-post Obama semi-State of the Union liveblog. And how about that Bobby Jindal? Sunday School will never be the same, right? (GOOD THING ADULTS DON'T GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL.) What a dork! Anyway, your LivebloggingPart One and Part Two and Part Three and Part Four can be found by clicking those very words, to help the economy. And now let's watch the lamers talk about whatever they talk about, how Obama failed, etc.
10:49 PM -- So Little Bobby J's whole speech was about how America's best days are behind us, etc.? He just reads whatever anybody hands him, regardless of the actual president's speech? Oh he will become a Republican star.
10:50 PM -- Barbara Boxer is on Olbermann, jabbering. "He didn't use a lot of ... fancy words. Not, cute language ...." Wha?
10:52 PM -- OMG there is a Hot Rumor that the Obama plan to withdraw from Iraq may take Nineteen months instead of the Campaign Promise of Sixteen months. HE IS A REPUBLICAN IN ALL WAYS A TOTAL SELLOUT THAT IS 90 DAYS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.
10:56 PM -- Speaking of Jindal, a crazy person sent us the following email tonight:
I have been wondering about something Bobby Jindal said about his birth and his parents. His mother was pregnant when she came to LSU to get a graduate degree, and then stupid wikipedia claims that:
> Piyush Jindal (pronounced /ˈdʒɪndəl/) was born on June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Punjabi Indian immigrants Amar and Raj Jindal, who had recently arrived for Amar to attend graduate school at Louisiana State University. His father, Amar, left India and his ancestral family village of Khanpura in 1970 and his parents took their citizenship oaths later that year to become naturalized citizens.
Naturally, because it's wikipedia, the citation for the "citizenship oath" does not actually say anything about any oaths or immigration status.
So I started wondering: was his mother here on a non-immigrant, student-type visa? Because there is a bill before the Texas House right now that wants to make it so that the children of non-immigrant women -- "illegals", in the author's mind -- are not actually U.S. Citizens. He also stated that he wants it to "go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court."
Now, if this bill had the effect of killing Jindal's chances for the presidency, well that would just rule.
Whatever, communist! SHOW US THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
10:57 PM -- We've talked about all the congresslibruls who got there at 8 a.m. to get a seat, right? "It's like waiting all day for Madonna tickets," says Anderson Cooper, who obviously does this for every single Madonna tour.
10:59 PM -- Now Howard Fineman is attacking (praising) Obama for not using "big language" tonight.
11:00 PM -- Ha, but everyone agrees Jindal is a dim twat.
11:02 PM -- CNN is just running the speech again. Good work, CNN! You people were driving yourselves nuts with that jabbering, too.
11:04 PM -- But wait, Candy Crowley has a FLASH POLL! How did the doomed young president make out tonight?! Hahahahahaha 68% "very postive," 24% "somewhat positive," and just 8% being negative nancies.
11:05 PM -- 82% approve of the economic plan Obama announced, but Candy wants you to know that this poll only involved people who, you know, saw the speech.
11:06 PM -- How are the MARKETS doing? Let's have a Bloomberg Business Minute.
11:06 PM -- "Asian stocks rally from a five-year low."
11:07 PM -- Ha ha, polite David Gergen calls Jindal's response a total fail, "with all due respect."
11:18 PM -- Well everybody is pretty tapped out.
11:20 PM -- Need more Pinot Noir. (That rhymed!)
11:29 PM -- Ed Rollins on CNN notes that whatever loser gets the response is basically never heard of again. "Let's just say it was a good night for Sarah Palin." Yeah, cuz Todd brought home Taco Bell!
11:39 PM -- And it's all late-night commercials and bullshit now, which is why we never turn on the teevee unless there's some Historical Liveblogging Situation, so good night, friends, and thank you for spending Hopey Speech to Congress with your Wonkette, and leaving about a thousand crazy comments, you are all awesome, take some aspirin and drink a big glass of water, the end.