State of the Union Measured By Applause

By Kristina

Jan 25, 2011 10:41pm

ABC’s Arlette Saenz reports: 

Behind the State of the Union Applause:

President is interrupted by applause: 79

Bi-Partisan applause: 45

Total Standing Ovations: 25

Bi-Partisan Standing O’s:16

Laughs: 4

 

Some of the Dem Only – Standing O’s

-  “Address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows”

-  “That’s why we passed reform that finally prevents the health insurance industry from exploiting patients”

-  “Let’s fix what needs fixing and move forward” (healthcare)

Laughs

-  “For some trips, it will be faster than flying – without the pat downs.”

-  “I’ve heard rumors that a few of you have some concerns about the new healthcare law”

-  “I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked” – Joke about need for reorganization of government agencies, specifically talking about Interior Department and Commerce Departments handling of salmon categories

-  “That dream is why a working class kid from Scranton can stand behind me”

Longest Applause

-  “We must always remember that the Americans who have born the greatest burden in this struggle are the men and women who serve our country”

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