Saturday, January 30, 2010

Obama Q&A with House Republicans

Instead of going out, I spent my Friday night in "Political Geek Land", engrossed in the lengthy exchange aired live on TV during President Obama's meeting yesterday with Republicans from the House of Representatives.

The State of the Union speech was excellent scripted political theater- but this live Q&A between Obama and a roomful of his political opponents was a fascinating interaction of personalities & ideas.

With this week's one-two punch of political showmanship, President Obama has shown he's an intellectual force who was way out of the league of the House GOP. However, the civility of both parties is a testament to the possibility that bitter enemies can exchange thoughts without unreasonable contention.

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