In honor of the gobbldygook that will tonight's State of the Union Address, I thought it would be appropriate to post an excerpt from Larry Gelbart's masterful work, Mastergate: A Play On Words. An excellent TV production of the Broadway play was done a while back, from which these four-minutes come. It's classic Gelbart which is saying a lot, a virtuosic satire of Congressional hearings where a significant amount of effort is expended to sound like you're saying a great deal that is meaningful while doing your best to say absolutely nothing to protect yourself and hide what you did or may have done or might do, if you did it on the day in question...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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