Here is U.S. President George Bush’s speech to Congress in the annual State of the Union Address in 2007, along with the Democratic response. The highly entertaining video and transcript are below.





U.S. President George Bush
State of the Union Address

*** BREAKING NEWS UPDATE :

The real video of Bush’s State of the Union speech is here.

Jim Webb video is here.

Full text of President Bush’s speech is here and Jim Webb’s response is here!

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Heh. This peculiar cartoon version of the State of the Union Address is from YouTube. We’ll get the real one after the speech!

And here is the Democratic response as given by Jim Webb. But let’s pretend it is Hillary Clinton for now.


State of the Union Address
Democratic Response

Senator Jim Webb will give the Democratic response.

The Washington Times as a good article on the upcoming speech.

President Bush on Tuesday will deliver a stripped-down State of the Union address, leaving out the usual laundry list of policy initiatives, and emphasizing common ground with Democrats in a nod to the new political reality on Capitol Hill, the White House said yesterday.
“Some of the old State of the Union formulas have kind of run their course,” spokesman Tony Snow said.
“Part of the calculation here is that a lot of times these speeches, they just go on and on and you lose people,” Mr. Snow said. “It’s better to spend some time focusing on big issues so that people do get a sense of your engagement with them, and there will be opportunities to pick up other topics in much greater detail later on.”
The presentation, which will skip the old, hourlong formula in which “every department and every agency gets a line or a mention,” was devised because, as Mr. Snow said with a smile, “we want people to watch.”

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Meanwhile, don’t miss this article on Hillary Clinton’s run for President.

HILLARY CLINTON is to be presented as America’s Margaret Thatcher as she tries to become the first woman to win the White House. As she entered the 2008 presidential race yesterday, a senior adviser said that her campaign would emphasise security, defence and personal strengths reminiscent of the Iron Lady.

“Their policies are totally different but they are both perceived as very tough,? said Terry McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman. “She is strong on foreign policy. People have got to know you are going to keep them safe.?

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