Interesting perspective on the State of the Union

Peter Robinson, speech writer for President Reagan:

”I hate the damn thing, and I consider the State of the Union one of the central mysteries of modern American life. The president doesn’t wanna give it, the Congress doesn’t wanna listen to it, and the networks don’t wanna cover it, and every year the damn thing happens all the same. … In a certain sense it’s now a kind of permanent ritual, and the question is, how well does the administration, any administration, stand up to the discipline, of doing this peculiar act, that everybody has to do, and which, if done correctly, is nevertheless useful.”

C-SPAN has more – way more – here.

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