Bruce Reed defends the choice of Kaine for Democratic response to the SOTU, with gusto! Here's the funniest bit:
If I could award an Emmy for the Ten Most Excruciating Minutes in Television, the opposition party's response to the State of the Union would be the runaway winner. No matter which party is responding, which leader reads the teleprompter, or which hokey backdrop is chosen, the effect is the same: the ten-minute equivalent of your local TV station's Ted Baxter giving one of his just-my-opinion commentaries.
Amen. Who watches it anyway?