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State of the Corpo-Nation

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This is not the State of the Union speech President Obama will deliver tonight. But, what if he gave an address like this?

Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and the First Lady of the United States, CEOs, and all those from small businesses who are tuning in tonight:

I am here tonight to not only address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber and their corporate financiers but also the very people who I depend on for small donations to make it seem like I am not under the control of corporate and special interests in Washington.

I know that for many Americans watching right now there's been some distress and concern. I would like to reassure you that American Idol will continue in its normal time slot next week. But for now, I suggest that you try college basketball on ESPN, NCIS on USA, Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel, or Real World on MTV if this is not what you would like to view on television tonight. And, of course, you know that Lost will be premiering next week and we wanted to make sure you all could view that so we moved up this address to tonight.

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