Althouse: 10 things I might have live-blogged, if I’d blogged the State of the Union Address last night.

But Cory didn\’t stumble and make mistakes. He did his duty, got injured, and kept going, doing what he, individually, needed to do. But he is appropriated to symbolize The People as a Whole. America as an entity moves forward: We have \”placed our collective shoulder to the wheel of progress.\” The dismal old cliché put your shoulder to the wheel gets tricked up with the lefty words \”collective\” and \”progress,\” and the workmanlike action verb \”put\” becomes the never-did-a-day-of-manual-labor word \”placed.\” And now, we\’ve gotta get out of this place, back into our individual lives, and I don\’t want to be in your collective, I\’m tired of your \”progress,\” and I\’ve got my own wheels.

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