The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated United States President Barack Hussein Obama for a special Emmy for Outstanding Acting Performance for his 2011 State of the Union Address. The speech, filmed before a joint session of Congress and broadcast nationwide in January, was an open microphone for the President to present his review of the previous year and his plan for the next. Judges said that this was a special Emmy and was not in the Movie or Miniseries or Reality TV categories.
Hanoi Jane, this year's Academy President, said that "I was was just blown away by the moving speech and words. Such eloquence, such grace, such majesty. I have never seen anyone try to give away our country so much since… well, me!"
Rosie O'Donnell was also excited. "Oh, I haven't wet myself this bad since I was faking a huge crush on Tom Cruise. This is just marvelous. It proves that the annointed one really is one of us." (note: a lesbian?)
Chris Matthews said, for the 182nd time this year, that just seeing Obama speak sent joy and pleasure up his leg.
Even his detractors said that it was a noteworthy achievement. Sean Hannity, on his radio broadcast, said "it was amazing to me that he was able to do this with all of the left wing media having their lips stuck to his ass. Of course he should win an award for acting performance for the speech… he's not much more than an actor in the role of President anyway. He's the least qualified man ever to hold the office and he can't work without a teleprompter."
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