by Patrick Appel
Sully picked a good SOTU to miss, according to Alex Massie:
[T]his is an unusually unimportant State of the Union address. As Ezra Klein notes, these things rarely make much of a difference (they rarely confirm or reverse any prevailing media "narrative") and, in any case, the White House seems to have prepared the ground quite effectively this year. Plus, the PResident's poll numbers are reasonably healthy and there's some reason anyway to hope that better economic times lie ahead.
Andrew is too sick to live-blog, but I'll be trawling the blogs for SOTU reax - in case Alex is wrong.