Obama's Best Joke of the Night

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Feb. 12 2013 9:44 PM

Obama's Biggest Laugh Line of the Night

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President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Not picture: John Boehner's smile.)

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This one even drew a smile from House Speaker John Boehner:

America’s energy sector is just one part of an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair.  Ask any CEO where they’d rather locate and hire: a country with deteriorating roads and bridges, or one with high-speed rail and internet; high-tech schools and self-healing power grids.  The CEO of Siemens America – a company that brought hundreds of new jobs to North Carolina – has said that if we upgrade our infrastructure, they’ll bring even more jobs.  And I know that you want these job-creating projects in your districts.  I’ve seen you all at the ribbon-cuttings.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.