The State of the Union is …
Don’t expect to hear much out of the President tonight. I’ve watched these since he took office and have learned not to expect too much out of them. One of the better ones was in 2005 when he called for the dismantling of Social Security. Along with Katrina later that year, this announcement and the resulting fallout really started to pave the path to changing the party in control of government.
We all know the shocking events of the 2006 elections – Republicans and their issues lost up and down ballots across the country. 2008 will continue that trend.
So what things will the president bring up tonight? Do you dare play a drinking game during the event? You could either get hammered or never take a sip, if you only choose one word. Do you select a handful and hope for the best? Assign words to friends? Because you’re not watching this alone, are you? Friends don’t let friends watch Bush alone. What kind of message will the corporate stenographers allow to get through? How manly will Bush look tonight? Fun, fun, fun!
I’m going to try to write about some of the things that are brought up tonight, with more analysis to follow in the days to come. Enjoy!