The Best and Worst of the State of the Union

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Flyby has it: 13 of the best, worst, and otherwise exceptional notes from the State of the Union.

Best dressed: Michelle Obama

Most heartwarming moment: Gabrielle D. Giffords' and Barack H. Obama's hug

Most visibly unimpressed listeners: Eric I. Cantor and Timothy F. Geithner

Looking most like he just lost a fight: John F. Kerry

Obama's most exceptionalist comment: "Our workers are the most productive on Earth, and if the playing field is level, I promise you—America will always win."

Most cringe-worthy statement: "Each time I look at that flag, I'm reminded that our destiny is stitched together like those fifty stars and those thirteen stripes."

Number of Americans wishing Obama had broken into song: 307,006,550.

Outfit most in sync with the American flag: Obama's red tie on his white shirt

Moment where we saw Obama in his sassiest 2008 incarnation: "...Hillary Clinton, a woman who ran against me for president."

Harvard Studies Cited: 1

Obama's best presidential hardball: "No bailouts, no handouts, no cop-outs."

Republicans' and Democrats' favorite American hero: Steve P. Jobs

Worst news from the Republican response: Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana: "We're only a short distance behind Greece, Spain, and other European countries now facing economic catastrophe."

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