Obama had a good State of the Union address, although it was long (as always). His best moment occurred as he quipped about government bureaucracy and used salmon as an example. Here is a transcript of the joke:
We live and do business in the Information Age, but the last major reorganization of the government happened in the age of black-and-white TV. There are 12 different agencies that deal with exports. There are at least five different agencies that deal with housing policy. Then there’s my favorite example: The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they’re in saltwater. (Laughter.) I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked. (Laughter and applause.)
Go have a look at the delivery.
“Obama Smoked Salmon” became a hot search item on the internet immediately. I wouldn’t be surprised if “salmon” gets to mean government mismanagement in the future.