George Will: SOTU 'Pep Rally' No Place For Supreme Court Justices

Oh my... George Will doesn't think Supreme Court Justices should be attending the State of the Union address because it's just going to be a "pep rally" where they might get their "erogenous zone" stroked. Somehow I doubt he has the same concerns
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Oh my... George Will doesn't think Supreme Court Justices should be attending the State of the Union address because it's just going to be a "pep rally" where they might get their "erogenous zone" stroked. Somehow I doubt he has the same concerns about them attending Koch Brothers' retreats.

AMANPOUR: That was President Obama delivering last year's State of the Union address. Welcome back. Joined again by our roundtable.

George, I know that you have a great, great regard for watching the State of the Union on television.

WILL: A, they're overrated. The next morning, the country is still a complex continental country with muscular interests and politics is its own momentum.

Between Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson, no one delivered this in person. They sent their report to Congress in writing. But now we've turned this into this panorama in which -- in an interminable speech, every president, regardless of party, tries to stroke every erogenous zone in electorate.

AMANPOUR: Oh, my goodness.

WILL: And it becomes a political pep rally, to use the phrase of Chief Justice Roberts last year. If it's going to be a pep rally, with the president's supporters or whatever party standing up and braying approval, and histrionic pouting on the part of the other, then it's no place for the judiciary, it's no place for the uniformed military, and it's no place for non-adolescent legislators.

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