On the way to work this morning, I listened to a short blurb about a coming talk show that was going to be discussing last nights speech by President Bush. The commentator was expressing his frustration with the general press, and how they reacted. He said one guy that he usually admires, made totally off the wall remarks. He was saying "did he watch the same speech I did?"
It has come to the point where the President can't win--no matter what he does. Everyone is all saying how low he is in the polls...as if he cares. (I think if he really cared about the polls, he would be doing what everyone wants him to be doing and nothing would be getting done. ) Everyone is all up in arms about what is happening with the War.
I thought the speech went well. No, it was not some history making memorial thing like John F. K's was...and I would much rather have George W. Bush than JFK any day; he was scary and no one knew it until he was dead. (I mean this in a morality way...somehow he managed to lead the country well..)
It was depressing to watch and know that people were being watched for which part of the speech they stood up for, clapped for, and it was obvious when it was a subject the Republicans were excited with and when the Demos weren't happy. It was hilarious to watch ol' what's her face-speaker of the house-sit next to the Vice Pres. She kept swallowing as if she was going to have dinner come back any minute--I wondered if it was a tick of some kind.
It was a typical thing to have the people honored at the end of the speech and have outlined how they represented all that is good in our country. It was fun to actually see the guy that dove under the train. I keep feeling like it's a real live While You Were Sleeping moment. It was great to see the guy from Africa that was doing his part for his native land while becoming a US citizen.
All in all...I'm still for the guy. I think he has done loads for this country, and that the guys in the senate and congress are the ones that have mired the legal and governmental aspects of our country in muck. They refused to work with the man--party lines and all that. I say throw out the parties. There needs to be more than two. Those two parties have gotten to the point where they have lost the idea of what made this country great and what is the GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY!! President Bush tried to get both parties to work together, but they were biased against him from the start. So...here we sit, worried about what befalls us in a year.
I'm scared to death that Hilary Clinton might actually make it to the white house. I thought one Clinton was damaging enough. And I actually read a blurb that said she thought her husband would be an 'asset to her presidency'!! ARGH Perhaps that was mislabeled... I'm sure he was more like a donkey than any help while in office.
Anyway...I didn't mean to get off on the subject of past painful episodes of the leaders of our country, I just wanted to say that I thought he did well. I thought he covered all the bases, and I think it's time for the press to get off their biased buts and report the truth (like what's really happening in Iraq and how much good is going on) instead of what they get paid to print...
But that's just me.