This was definitely the least impressive SOTU Bush has given. His lame-duckedness is really shining through now. He continued to call for things that he’s called for before, understanding that he won’t get them. It was interesting to see Bush with a blue tie and Cheney in the background with a red tie. It was indicative of this whole administration: soft and gentle (yet still manly!) Bush with strong daddy Cheney providing support behind Bush.
There was the typical Iraq, Iraq, terrorism, Iran, evil, Iraq, 9/11 nonsense. I’d like to see what this joker could have messed up had 9/11 never happened. What would be his big achievement? No Child Left Behind? No human cloning?
It was frustrating to watch Bush rail against earmarks after letting billions of dollars slide by with Republicans in control for 6 years. Now he wants to act like a big boy and tell Congress they can’t have their earmarks. I dare him to start vetoing bills with earmarks. It will hurt Republicans more than Democrats at this point.
Democratic response by Gov. Sebelius coming up.