There is a silver lining to every cloud as they say. From Daily Kos:
"...as you also probably know, there's been a ton of breaking developments
in the case of the fugitive ex-cop who has now killed four police
officers. The cable news channels are all focused on a cabin in flames
in which the suspect was believed to be. As a result, there's been
almost none of the typical talking head jabber that you might expect
before a State of the Union speech."
Not worth four deaths, I guess, but in the United States of 2013, we have to be thankful for small things.