Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius giving this one.
Gov. Sebelius asks Bush repeatedly to work with Democrats to get the people’s business done. She’s framing Bush and the Republicans as opposition to getting work done. That’s smart. How far will the corporate stenographers let that message get out?
Instead of acting like the bully-deciderer, Gov. Sebelius spoke of hard working Americans facing real problems that Republicans aren’t addressing. That should resonate with most Americans. Note the update at dKos by Georgia10.
In full honesty, Gov. Sebelius appeared wooden and slightly uncomfortable to be in front of the camera. She was soft-spoken. I preferred Sen. Webb’s response last year. Maybe it had more to do with the specifics of Bush’s speech and the lingering excitement over the 2006 election.
I want to point out that Democrats need to move forward with their agenda if Republicans continue to obstruct progress. Reaching across the aisle sounds good, but Republicans have been operating under a strategy of destroying their opposition no matter the cost for years. If Republicans don’t want to get to work, Democrats need to show they can and will.