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The irony is as the rain fell, I was actually covering a political story. It was ironic, because the station where I worked in Lexington, KY, rarely covered politics and always covered weather.
That collective yawn you heard this morning was the vast majority of the United States waking up on a Sunday and not caring about the World Cup any more. Sorry, soccer fans.
Much has been made today of President Obama's brief meeting with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the general's resignation as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Long before he upstaged a stunned Taylor Swift, Kanye West left the unflappable Mike Myers with nothing but words on a TelePrompTer as an awkward safety net.
As news content manager and political reporter here at WWAY I sift through a lot of junk from politicians, especially candidates running for political office. Frankly, I've had it.
The Philadelphia Phillies do not have a baseball game tonight. That's probably appropriate. It lets the team and its fans focus on the real meaning of this day.
There have been several e-mails and calls here at the station asking where I am and if I've left. I'm still here, but you won't be seeing as much of me.
10:23 About an hour and 10 minutes. Decent speech. Hardly his best. I'd say average by State of the Union standards. Not a whole lot of "Whoa!" moments. Not a whole lot of strong language.