Dems sit when Bush says we're winning, but stand when he says we must back the troops.
The Spectacle Blog
Bush is running over the applause lines, speeding up. Slow, pal. Sleep in tomorrow.
POTUS names the names:
Syria, Burma, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Iran.
To my memory, this is the first time Burma and Zimbabwe have been demoted to North Korea status. Mugabe swallows and smiles.
...and Charlie Rangel stays seated. Just for the record.
I'm enjoying watching Justice Alito tonight: before the speech, he was a little awestruck, looking around the chamber. At the last applause line, he wasn't sure if he should clap or not. So he meekly looked to his right, saw other justices clapping, and decided it's a good idea.
"I will do my part." That he began with this signals just how poisonous the "tone" is in Washington. Nasty.
John: The embargoed parts of the speech ain't all that juicy. Except for the energy initiative, that is.
Major Garrett of Fox News: Reports Sheehan was detained, not arrested.
Isn't there something a little unseemly about the way reporters talk before a speech when they've obviously read an embargoed advance copy? The president "will need to address energy." Oh, will he, now? I wonder whether that'll pop up in the speech! Why not just read the unembargoed excerpts and provide context, instead of playing games?