Being in Paris means not being awake to watch the State of the Union address live.
I like analyzing the oratory and rhetoric more than the politics. So imagine my delight to find a cool interactive website at the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/ref/washington/20070123_STATEOFUNION.html?th&emc=th that allows you to anayze the frequence of President Bush's 38,000 words spoken to date in all State of the union speeches. Plug in any word, and see the statistics AND the context.
For far-flung correspondents like me, it's almost better than being there.