Like Senator John McCain, I dozed off in the middle of George W. Bush's State of the Union speech on January 23. Yes, the President was very gracious in acknowledging Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House (without acknowledging that his disastrous Iraq policy was primarily responsible for the Democratic majorities in Congress and her subsequent elevation to that position). Yes, he actually uttered the words "global climate change" (yet a willingness to really act on this issue seems absent). Yes, overall he did a pretty good job of reading the speech (though even FOX News admitted that his delivery was flat). But I was not inspired, encouraged or even kept awake by the President's words, though I did regain consciousness when he spoke of the Iraq War, the issue that's of the utmost concern to Americans right now.
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