Well, wasn't terrible. Balanced budget? Cut earmarks in half? Hahahaha like we conservatives were sleeping the last 6 years. Good rousing stuff when Dubs finally got around to foreign policy, but come on! Give me something to hang my hat on, man! Alright alright, you've got a Congress full of schizo Democrats to contend with, but really... you've completely screwed up your Iraq policy, don't lose sight of the ball! The Long War and all that.
I'm fortunate enough to be watching this on FOX (praise be to satellite) - not because they've got, what, better camera angles?, but they point out the silliness of a lot of the pols on both sides of the aisle. Harkin loving Bush's nonsense on ethanol? Gee, you'd think Tom Harkin was from Iowa or something and couldn't wait to start hoovering up yet more gajillions in subsidies. Odd little gnome-cum-presidential gadfly Dennis Kucinich apparently doing a full circuit around the exiting Bush to get as much tv facetime as possible?
Will get back to y'all with a more fleshed out response of my own once I've read the transcript.
Hmmmmmm.... a Blue Dog giving the Dem response... curiouser and curiouser. Are the Dems pandering like I suspect, or is Comrade Pelosi less representative of Dem policy than I fear?
"Not a precipitous withdrawal... but an immediate shift"... jeeze, here's more of that wicked Democrat nuance. AHHHHHH!! Class warfare horseshit! The New York TImes will be loving this.
But citing Roosevelt (Teddy, the good Roose) and Eisenhower... talk about misappropriation of funds.
Do Americans really buy into this hyper-choreographed circus year after year? And if they do, well, the state of [their] union is strong, to quote America's first black president, Clinton 42. 230-odd years and counting.
Important things like Australian Open to watch - stay tuned.