Tom Shales on the SOTU Address
Winning The War Of Perception (washingtonpost.com)
I frankly couldn't watch it. I'll read about it this morning. Shales tells me all that I expected though. I particular was chagrined to read this paragraph:
Bush soon divided the hall again when he said he supported a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage," which was a euphemism for banning same-sex marriages, though Bush didn't mention them. The man who likes to speak, as he did in this speech, of America's great "compassion" and who has been holding forth loudly of late on the sanctity of freedom apparently believes both compassion and freedom should have their limits.