Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It Ain't Easy Being VP or Speaker

As I watched the State of the Union address it struck me that no matter the party affiliation the hardest job in politics has to be the Vice President or House Speaker during a televised state of the Union address. There you are the camera right on you for an hour straight. You can't fall asleep. You have to look interested but not so interested that the secret service mistakes you for a threat. And most importantly you can't pick at your face. That last one would be the hardest for me. If I was VP no one would be talking about the speech the headlines would read, "Did VP Parenta ever get the hair out of her chin?" "What exactly is in Parenta's hair that she feels the need to scratch it for an hour straight?" "The nation finds satisfaction in VP's popped zit."

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