Open thread: State of the Union, lame duck edition! Video: Bush on defeating Al Qaeda in Iraq

posted at 8:34 pm on January 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

9 p.m. ET on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, etc etc. Dispense with the laundry list, Dubya, and pull out the stops on one last appeal for resolve in Iraq. That’s the only way to redeem what’s otherwise bound to be a forgettable speech. It’s his last big audience with the country and it’d give the good people at Al Jazeera, who are front and center tonight, something to talk about afterwards. Why waste the opportunity?

We’ll get some of that, I’m sure, and if there’s a clipworthy moment it’ll probably come in that context, but be prepared for a long hard slog on the way. While we wait, enjoy this. Click the image to watch.

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Update: Here’s the money bit. Wait for the “oorah!” at the end.

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The highlight for me was that OORAH!

Kini on January 29, 2008 at 3:43 AM

Bush was a good campaigner. I think Republicans forget that in understandable frustations with the admin, esp. since shamnesty.
But I don’t think any of our lot is as good a campaigner as Bush was.

silverfox on January 29, 2008 at 4:18 AM

Romney is the Republican John Kerry for 2008.

Romney doesn’t hate his country. Romney doesn’t want a socialist US. Romney is tall and thin like Lurch, and rather patrician, like Lurch, but there the similarities end. And of course, Lurch nearly won.

JiangxiDad on January 29, 2008 at 8:08 AM

Romney doesn’t hate his country. Romney doesn’t want a socialist US. Romney is tall and thin like Lurch, and rather patrician, like Lurch, but there the similarities end. And of course, Lurch nearly won.

JiangxiDad on January 29, 2008 at 8:08 AM

You’re right, of course. Romney doesn’t hate this entire country. He only hates gun dealers and those who own “unusually lethal weapons” like AK 47s. [barf]

fossten on January 29, 2008 at 8:14 AM

I used to love listening to Bush give the State of the Union addresses.

Now, I just want him to go away.

madmonkphotog on January 29, 2008 at 8:34 AM

You know when a dog vomits in the kitchen and then starts eating the vomit? Similar sort of deal. “THAT’S A GOOD BOY! THAT’S A GOOD BOY CLEANING UP YOUR MESS!”

Mark Jaquith on January 29, 2008 at 9:13 AM

I’m a life long republican and I’m not anti-Iraq but I can’t stand looking and listening to this man any longer. His position (as well as others) on illegal immigration is ruining our nation. The Democrats, McCain, and Huckabee will be more of the same. What has happened to the conservative Republican Party. God help America.

Ernest on January 29, 2008 at 9:34 AM

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