For those of you who haven't heard it, here's Obama's speech to Congress, yesterday. I loved the point about "advice" from John Boehner. This is one of the more cynical aspects of punditry--asking someone like Karl Rove what he thinks Democrats should do, or asking Bob Shrum what Republicans should do. Anyway it's a good speech on the substance. See Fallows' analysis here and little more here.
Living on a beach in Norway is "like being in a fairy tale."