I didn't watch it. I was busy dog-sitting I visit several blogs routinely during the day, and among those I visit, I've seen every kind of reaction to the speech...Michelle Malkin suggests that it was the "right speech, too late, boneheaded venue". Over at Jawa, Good Lt. is taken a-back by the "branding" of the event, and its "campaign rally" environment. Over at HotAir, Allahpundit notes that Obama did an excellent job, better than he'd hoped, but, we should enjoy it now, before the media spins a the new but very predictable "Obama's back!" narrative out of it. For a text of the actual speech, go here. I would guess I fall somewhere in between all three of those reactions. I would have to agree with Good Lt. at Jawa...I think the "branding" was rather tasteless, whether done by the University or the White House, or both together. And, although I do think, after watching a few of the video clips, the oddly-placed/oddly-timed "whoots" and "hollars" from the audience were a bit uncomfortable in certain spots, I would have to agree with Erick Erickson over at RedState, that it was a celebration of life and exactly what was needed after so much sadness. We must remember that sometimes, people grieve in the strangest of ways, and I think this was probably a factor as well. All in all, I think the President's speech was a good one. It struck the right tone, at the right time, although I wish he would've said something sooner, in an attempt to quash the insinuations of blame, from BOTH sides of the aisle. But, all in all, if the memorial helped one grieving family member or friend deal with their hurt and heartache, that is a good thing. It is a sad irony though, that after many in the media (and the minions who follow along lock-step) went to great lengths to insert Sarah Palin into the long, twisted litany of those who should supposedly be blamed, we now get word that she is getting death threats at unprecedented levels. Many of those who supposedly would like nothing more than for her to just disappear into the background, also apparently want her dead. My my...An awful lot of little potential "Loughner's" out there, from the sounds of it....ay? I think Allahpundit at HotAir says it best here: Might I suggest something to those who would make death threats against ANYONE for political reasons, let alone Sarah Palin? Allow me: -- Do the world a favor you friggin' butt-munches: Read the President's speech. Listen to his words.