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One of These Things (Is Not Like The Others)

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…

[emphasis added]

Uh, even a year ago “vibrant” wasn’t an adjective anyone in politics was using to describe dubya.