State of The Union

I for my sins am covering the President’s State of The Union speech tonight. I’ll say that, in the past, I have not been an avid watcher of President Bush’s SOTU speeches either. But, I must admit to some curiosity. Will the president mock or deride members of the Supreme Court or perhaps political opponents tonight?

How many times will he blame our economic troubles on Republicans in general and President Bush in particular? How will he use the bully pulpit tonight to put pressure on Republicans to give him what he wants over spending and raising the debt limit?

And, most importantly, how will Chris Matthews segue from the Dorner coverage to the SOTU speech? He’s got his work cut out for him! Good luck Mr. Matthews!