Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Military Reaction to Bush Speech

Rantingprofs makes a good point about the muted military crowd reaction to the Bush speech. Bush is respected, and even revered, by most members of the military, and you can see the spirited reaction of the troops every time he appears with them.

Last night, however, guys told me that the audience was told not to interrupt the speech with the type of applause you see at the State of the Union. In addition, the beginning was awkward as the crowd was brought to attention when Bush walked in, which meant no clapping. I thought it would have worked better to let them cheer if they so chose at least at the beginning of the speech.