A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

State of the Union Speech

I watched the President's State of the Union Speech, but I've had a long day and don't really feel like wading through the text and picking out my favorite/least favorite parts. Hopefully I will do that tomorrow.

You can read the text of the speech here.

Did you see Hillary Clinton sitting behind Barack Obama? I bet that had her fuming!

When the President started fawning over Nancy Pelosi, I wanted to cast up my accounts. And, how annoying was it to have her sitting up there, looking like she thinks she's the Queen of England?

I was moved to tears toward the end of the speech, when the President told the stories of Dikembe Mutombo, Wesley Autrey, Tommy Rieman, etc. This is what AMERICA is all about.

As the President said,

This is a decent and honorable country — and resilient, too. We have been through a lot together. We have met challenges and faced dangers, and we know that more lie ahead. Yet we can go forward with confidence — because the State of our Union is strong ... our cause in the world is right ... and tonight that cause goes on.
I'll write more tomorrow.

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