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January 28, 2014 11:41 AM Hovering Above It All

By Ed Kilgore

When Barack Obama enters the House chamber tonight to deliver his State of the Union Address, he’ll have to encounter a lot of Members he probably holds in minimum high regard, and will struggle to transcend the partisanship that has gripped Congress so tightly.

Betcha he wishes he could appear like this:

That is a giant hologram image of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which appeared at a rally of his Justice and Development Party in Izmir on Sunday.

Might this be the wave of the future when it comes to speechifying?

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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