I only watched a few minutes of last night’s State of the Union address—I get unreasonably annoyed by all the applause—but one part really made me smile: when President Bush mentioned that the Patriot Act was due to expire this year and mid-sentence, a round of applause broke out. He looked noticeably uncomfortable and paused before continuing.

Oddly, in the White House’s version of the transcript, I can’t seem to find that section of the speech. It is in the Washington Post‘s transcript, though, and you can hear a clip here.

Also funny: when Bush was walking in and picked up a little girl (I believe she was black) and hugged her. One of his men then says, “There’s the shot of the night“. Always photo-opping.