Washington's Version of the Awards Ceremony

In Foreign Policy's Shadow Government blog, AHS speaker Kori Schake comments on President Obama's State of the Union address this week:

"It's like the Academy Awards without awards or celebrities or high style. It's like the Grammys without music or celebrities or outré style. It's like Sundance without screenings or deals or celebrities or coolness. The State of the Union is Washington's version of the president's awards ceremony. It's an endless acceptance speech."