One thing I always disliked about LBJ was his low key. Kennedy could burn the barn when called upon to do so. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for you country. LBJ, alas, sat and pronounced. Slowly. My fellow Americans.
And so began a long era of bad speeches, lame speeches. weak speeches, culminating in Bush and then in Palin:
My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to me with that issue as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our permanent fund dollars.
This January, we can hope for something better.