Tuesday, January 29, 2008

State of the Union

To hear President Bush tell it -- or not tell it -- the state of the Gulf Coast must be peachy keen, as he sure didn't mention it during last night's miserable performance. (Of course, 9/11 made its annual appearance.) When the president speaks, smirks and inappropriate humor fuel his journey through what must seem to him like the Burmese jungle of the English language. Nothing he says comes though more clearly than his contempt for Congress and the American people. 

He throws out the usual Republican domestic bromides and then adds his own fantasies about Iraq and the Middle East. Does he seriously believe that he can broker "a peace agreement that defines a Palestinian state by the end of the year"? Once again, he kneecapped his own intelligence agencies by calling for Iran to verifiably suspend it nuclear enrichment programs. The question about all of this is, why would anyone take his word for anything? Luckily, the American people have tuned him out. Unluckily, he's still capable of inflicting plenty of damage, as Joel Connelly reports here. At least the end is in sight.

The state of a different union is bliss! G-rated honeymoon pictures are now up on my web site. Click here, then select "My Albums" and choose the Honeymoon album.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

thanks for sharing Paul. You both look so beautiful........p