Last night's State of the Union was very much like the Academy Awards. People were honored, people were bored, camera operators got a workout trying to find the right people in the audience. Just swap the political and pop-culture references (one or two political mentions at the Oscars vs. one or two pop-culture items at SOTU). Check out this relevant clip from PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SOTU last night then hit the jump to look at a depressing image of how many Congressmen stood up for this part of the speech.
A little less than half the room is seated (or were at least slow to rise). I guess women being treated equally isn't something to get excited about.
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