Sitting on your hands is nice...
...but a much better State of the Union protest would have been if all the Democrats got up and walked out when Bush started talking.
Would it be a huge violation of Washington protocol? Sure.
But it would have made a much bigger statement regarding the war in Iraq, and the general approach that the administration has taken over the past four years or so.
What could Bush do in retaliation? Spend hundreds of billions fighting a war they don't agree with? Deploy a missile defense systems they don't support? Nominate conservative justices to the Supreme Court?
At the same time, the commentators tonight mentioned the previously reported rumours of the Democratic party looking for a primary challenger for Joe Lieberman due to his support for the war. Here's a tip, jackasses, you need every one of those congressional seats you can get. How about you don't waste the time, effort, and dollars needed to take back the seats you don't currently have in an effort to knock off a member of your own side?