Monday, January 28, 2008

SOTU analysis - Mostly unmemorable, except for a spark of energy when defending Administration policies in Iraq. His closing "let's do the people's business" could have been re-phrased "I'm not a lame duck." Well.

More reaction - Captain Ed feels the same way ("It didn't move me much") but Gateway Pundit gave the speech high marks and AJ liked it too. Q&O is all over the place.


Slow clap said...

Ooooh, State of the Union speech reactions. Pinch me! It's like Christmas, how will I get to sleep tonight?

Bush lifts Sue up where she belongs!
Sen. Susan Collins, 2006 SOTU: "Sen. Susan Collins characterized Bush's message as strong and uplifting, saying he provided a clear outline of the agenda for the coming year."
Sen. Susan Collins, 2004 SOTU: "The President has delivered a strong and uplifting message to the American people."
Sen. Susan Collins, 2002 SOTU: Tapping into that American spirit, that compassion and the sense of helping one another is part of what I found to be uplifting about the speech."

Let's give America's Joke a nice round of applause!
Sen. Elizabeth Dole, 2007 SOTU: "I applaud his efforts to discuss issues where there is bipartisan common ground."
Sen. Elizabeth Dole, 2006 SOTU: "The President presented a bold, optimistic vision, which I applaud."
2005 SOTU: "I applaud him for having a frank discussion with the American people about the challenges we face at home and abroad."

As of today, global warming naysayers are now more stubborn than Bush. said...

An inconvenient truth from yesterday's speech:
"Let us create a new international clean technology fund, which will help developing nations like India and China make greater use of clean energy sources. And let us complete an international agreement that has the potential to slow, stop, and eventually reverse the growth of greenhouse gases. This agreement will be effective only if it includes commitments by every major economy and gives none a free ride. The United States is committed to strengthening our energy security and confronting global climate change. And the best way to meet these goals is for America to continue leading the way toward the development of cleaner and more efficient technology."

You mean... A-A-Al Gore was right?


Anonymous said...

You sir, are worse than Hitler.

Al Grrr.

Eric said...

Slow clap: did you post that prepared comment just to my blog or everywhere else?

Clap on! Clap off! said...

I strongly applaud Slow Clap's strong and uplifting message of strength.

Anonymous said...

Slow clap: did you post that prepared comment just to my blog or everywhere else?

Good, good, concentrate on the most important comment.

The one about George W. Bush saying that global warming is established reality? And that the U.S. government should fight it? Thus repudiating one of the central premises of his administration?

Yeah, that comment you should let slide by.