This past Tuesday I sat myself in my usual spot on the sofa recliner, and with drink and snack within reach, steeled myself to watch the President give the annual State of the Union address. I wasn't expecting oratory worthy of William Jennings Bryant, Abraham Lincoln, or Clarence Darrow, or even Ronald Reagan, but I did hope for some cogent thoughts delivered in the manner and with language of an average college graduate. Boy was I ever disappointed. As usual Mr. Trump reverted to his standard elementary school phrases, such as one of his favorites, “very, very bad things” (have happened/are happening/will happen). Although disappointing, I could get past that.