I did not watch the President's State of the Union Address. Actually, I haven't watched any of them, or those of George W. Bush. I'm not sure I watched any of Clinton's, but I might have caught 1 or 2 during his 8 years. Reagan? Sure, a few of them. Carter? No way. Nixon? Probably, I always had a soft spot in my heart for Richard Nixon.
Why do I, sarcastic political watcher that I am, avoid the SOTU address regardless of who is occupying the Oval Office? Because of Rule Number One: