The stenographer holds forth on lame responses to presidential addresses:
…Last year, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius redefined “stiff” when she delivered the Democratic response. This year, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal placed a deep dent in his 2012 presidential express.
Why doesn’t it work? One big reason: You move from the energy of a vibrant president speaking to a joint session of Congress to a lone figure staring straight ahead and reading an often formulaic script…
Uh, even a year ago “vibrant” wasn’t an adjective anyone in politics was using to describe dubya.