The Constitution of the United States calls for the President, from time to time, to give a report to Congress on the state of the Union.
We're waiting for that to happen.
Instead, what we're being given is the opening salvo in the Bushista campaign for 2006. This was the beginning of the attempt to retain control of both houses of government instead of any real meaningful assesment of the state of this Nation's Unity, or lack there of.
The real disappointment to me is not the Bush speech speech and it's lack of meaning. No, I was more disappointed in the news media blather surrounding it. The failure of the American Corporate Press to challenge the lies and misinformation flowing out of Washington is nothing short of tragic.
So much for the "Informed Electorate" needed for democracy to function properly.
As Gordon points out:
As Air America Radio pointed out:
This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union Address fall
on the same day.
"It is an ironic juxtaposition - one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication, and the other...
involves a groundhog."
One thing Bush said, tonight, that he should take well to heart,
"We love our Freedom...And we'll fight to keep it!"