by Todd Beeton, Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 04:00:58 PM EST
George Bush's final State of the Union address -- sad isn't it? -- is scheduled to begin shortly -- the cabinet is entering now. It's always painful to watch Bush speak for any extended period of time, but this is a must-watch to see how he intends to frame his final year in office (how are his steroids and switchgrass initiatives going, anyway?) Clearly on his agenda tonight is framing the fight over FISA as the weak (and friends to terrorists) Democrats trying to prevent him from keeping Americans safe. I also expect he'll address the economy -- how's he gonna spin that disaster I wonder? And no doubt he's looking to salvage some sort of legacy out of his disastrous presidency. Following his speech, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will be giving the Democratic response.
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Update [2008-1-28 21:8:41 by Todd Beeton]:Chris Shays just kissed Bush on the cheek. OK, first of all, what's with the kissing thing anyway, but seriously, he just gave birth to The Kiss: The Sequel! No doubt the Jim Himes campaign is cutting together a video as we speak...
Update [2008-1-28 21:17:38 by Todd Beeton]:If a bill that raises taxes reaches his desk, he will veto it. Oooh, scary. Trying to cast himself as a paragon of fiscal restraint, what a joke. Not even conservatives believe that.
Update [2008-1-28 21:21:9 by Todd Beeton]:Love the shots where the Democrats sit while the Republicans stand and clap. The latest: when Bush said to make healthcare more accessible and affordable: "expand consumer choice versus government interference." Yeah, cuz that's working out so well.
Update [2008-1-28 21:23:20 by Todd Beeton]:Did he seriously just defend No Child Left Behind? Love how he reminded us that it was bi-partisan. Yep, one of the many cases against bi-partisanship, Bush, thanks for making the point.
Update [2008-1-28 21:29:15 by Todd Beeton]:George Bush: champion of science!
Update [2008-1-28 21:30:47 by Todd Beeton]:Did he just say he wants to outlaw the "buying, selling and cloning of human life?"
Update [2008-1-28 21:33:39 by Todd Beeton]:Whoah, Bush just came out as pro-choice! Ohhh, pro-charitable choice. That oldie but goodie. Certainly, one of the more pressing topics of the day.
Update [2008-1-28 21:38:55 by Todd Beeton]:Watching Bush speak just reminds me how little credibility he has on any subject. What's it going to be like to have a president I respect and who's words actually mean something. Looking forward to finding out in a little less than a year.
Update [2008-1-28 21:57:15 by Todd Beeton]:No, dumbass, the invasion of Iraq has already emboldened Iran.
Update [2008-1-28 21:57:15 by Todd Beeton]:If Congress doesn't re-authorize the Protect America Act, "our citizens will be in greater danger." He also got in a shout out to telecom immunity. So that's it? Now he's on to Darfur and Burma. Hmm, strange.
Update [2008-1-28 22:4:49 by Todd Beeton]:Keith: the speech was "George Bush's greatest hits of unfinished symphonies."