Monday, January 28, 2008

Bush To Deliver SOTUS Tonight

It would save much time and free up prime time TV if the Prez looked into the cameras tonight and said, “The State of the Union is fucked and it’s my doing. Good night and good luck.” Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Matt Spetalnick and Tabassum Zakaria of Reuters have given us a preview of what the Prez will say: 1) He will try to reassure nervous Americans about his economic rescue efforts. 2) He’ll try to sell Americans on his $150 billion stimulus package 3) He will be more intent on recycling old ideas than offering any bold new proposals. 4) The Prez is now trying to head off efforts by Senate Democrats to expand his stimulus plan beyond tax rebates and business investment incentives--which he calls “earmarks” 5) White House spokesman Tony Fratto said, "Tonight in his State of the Union address, the president will announce unprecedented steps he is taking to reduce and reform earmarks...The president will say that if these spending items are worthy, Congress should debate them in the open and hold a public vote.” 6) Since the Prez has less than a year left in office, he won’t push any major new policies 7) And of course, Bush will underscore declining violence in Iraq, which he credits to a military buildup he ordered last January before his 2007 State of the Union speech. An op/ed contributor editorial in the New York Times this morning (“The Bush Who Got Away” by Jacob Weisberg) ends with this paragraph,“The Compassionate Conservative will surely pay us a final visit tonight. He remains an appealing character, but a largely fictional one. I wonder how the last seven years might have turned out if he had actually existed. In the final year of a failed presidency, I bet Mr. Bush does too.“ No, Mr. Weisberg, President Bush does not wonder how things might have been if he had been the man his speechwriters invented. The Prez can’t have those kinds of thoughts because he is a narcissistic, sociopathic con man. If George W. Bush reflects at all (which he doesn't), he reflects on how things might have been if the people he has had to deal with were not so flawed.

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