A TIE between surly sleepy-eyed John Boehner, stubbornly keeping his seat through President Obama’s spirited State of the Union, and sullen Chris Brown, slumped in his seat at the Grammys while the rest of the audience rose to their feet for rival R&Ber Frank Ocean.
Speaker Boehner and President Obama have not come to blows as Brown and Ocean reportedly did over a West Hollywood parking spot. But Boehner radiated sour-grapes as he sat through Obama’s assured SOTU star-turn.
Republicans were left with little to cheer about. Their own best hope for 2016, boyish Senator Marco Rubio, came across looking Not Ready for Prime Time as he side-lunged for his water bottle only moments into his over-hyped SOTU response.
As for rapper Brown, he had a fired-up Adele to contend with. Alas, reports that the formidable British songstress was giving bully Brown a tongue lashing have been denied by Adele herself via Tweet. Still, Brown facing firebrand Adele looks as sheepish and speechless as the GOP in general seem these days in the face of our re-elected ‘stand-up’ President, Barack Obama.
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