Thursday, February 3, 2005

State of the Union Speech


It was much better than the speech he gave last year.

He had a lower number of points that he covered, which allowed him to go further in depth on each of them. Last years call for a ban on steroids in pro sports was just lame when you are still in the middle of a war.

He looked confident when he entered the chamber and started with a great reference to Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Ukraine. There was more speech and less applause than last year's, which I actually enjoyed.

He still pronounced it "nucular". But, what are you going to do?

At one point I think he was singing the "Social Security Boos". Buy his argument was a decent place for him to start selling his plan.

The call for more DNA evidence and better trained defense lawyers brought everyone back into the fold.

Was it me, or was he calling for a velvet revolution in Iran?

Obviously, the most powerful parts related to Safia Taleb al-Suhail. Bobby Jindal was there, purple

finger in the air. The hug that she and Byron Norwood's mother shared nearly brought me to tears.

I thought his ending was excellent. IT was powerful, direct, and inspiring.

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