Archive for January 25th, 2007

2007 State Of The Union Address & Democratic Response

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Someone finally posted a version of ‘s State of the Union address online that was actually playable. So here it is. The thing that struck me the most was Vice President ‘s body language when the President was talking about energy policy and reducing our dependence on oil through an increased use of renewable and environmentally-friendly energy and stronger fuel efficiency standards. (.) The former CEO of and the architect of the Administration’s closed-door, oil-industry-only energy policy, appears to be just seething amidst all this talk of renewables and fuel standards:

Democratic Response

The Democrats wisely chose freshman Senator to repsond to the President’s speech. Webb is a Vietnam vet and former Navy secretary under and has  a son fighting in Iraq. He ousted from his Virginia Senate seat by running as an economic populist and an Iraq War critic. Webb criticized the President’s leadership on both the economy and on the Iraq War. It is by far the most effective State of the Union rebuttal I’ve ever watched: