He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;
“We should point out, if the speech started abruptly — especially to fans of history watching at home — she was supposed to introduce the president,” Brian Williams reminded.If you're explaining, you're losing. Besides, a picture is worth a thousand words:
“The language we’ve become used to, ‘the distinct pleasure and high honor,’ followed by a volley of cursory applause, but the president jumped in before the speaker could introduce the president,” he explained.
Dan Rather is right; no one is going to remember this speech. That picture, however, is eternal. As well as a good reminder of what the SOTU is about.