I'm momentarily disabled--tears just burst on through when Safia Taleb al-Souhail, Iraq, and US Military Mom, Mrs. Norwood, connected. That was it for me -- I hate crying. It just wears me out. Two women, two countries, united in a common purpose.
I loved watching President Bush using his political capital. He did not hold back his punches -- punches many of us have waited a good 10 YEARS to hear spoken, loudly, and publically.
His explanation of basic economics (101) was brilliant, bang-on, and will go farther, carry more weight than any of the naysaying by opponents. It was visionary.
First Lady Laura -- loved her wink at the Camera, loved even more her new tasks, goals, and mission.
Energy REFORM. 4-years of debate is TOO long -- I agree!
Immigration. It will be overhauled. (NO AMNESTY)
Medical Reform. Part here that got me chucking.. the pouty Dems were on their feet, applauding.. and then he delivered this line: putting patients in charge of their OWN healthcare decisions. :>
Timetable on Iraq -- perfectly, precisely stated. Under this goal, benchmarks can be established and policies written.
PURPLE FINGER SOLIDARITY!
... and this all without my notes and from top of my head.
CATCALLS FROM DEMOCRATS! Yes, I watched C-SPAN. I heard those catcalls. What did these folks think this was? "Congress in session"? Have they gone daft or what?
Presentation: Moving, bold, courage, and impish at times. At moments resembling a cannon pointed at a certain side of the aisle. Good. It's not like these obstructionists don't have it coming.
I heard elsewhere that 43 countries have been "liberated" through the WOT. That's a fairly good number over a 3-year span, eh?
More money for community colleges. This has to happen. More and more highschool graduates are being graduated lacking basic knowledge and skills.
pant, pant. I'm back. We are celebrating a military man's 23rd birthday here. Just had the cake!
AHA: FULL TRANSCRIPT OF STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS: