National politics is not usually what this blog is about, but hey, it's the State of the Union for God's sake. And since we've been talking party politics recently, I'd like to start a new open thread and/or continue the old one and get some thoughts on the speech.
As a teaser, my impression (I'll admit that I only saw the last half or so) is that Bush said a lot of things that sound nice, but which he either has no intention to really do (make health insurance affordable), is in no position to talk credibly talk about (govt. ethics), or has no specific plan to do (energy reform). Then again, without those three things, what would politicians talk about?
Ok, Gov. Kaine is starting, so I'll be back.