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Bush: A tour de force Performance

Tuesday, 29 January 2002 12:00 AM

No litany of new poll-tested federal programs.

No empty "I honor you” lines to a perpetually betrayed First Lady.

Just plain old, honest-to-goodness truth from the heart.

President George W. Bush delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress tonight in a tour de force performance.

In command and with steely resolve, the forty-third president reported on the War on Terrorism, homeland security and the economy.

Continually interrupted by enthusiastic applause and standing ovations from

The president personified American resolve and inspired a nation to a serious purpose, encouraging all citizens to give of themselves. He announced the introduction of a USA Freedom Force, to volunteer both at home and abroad.

A largely bipartisan and positive air seemed evident in the people’s house as the president outlined his agenda.

Even Senator Hillary Clinton managed not to roll her eyes and was also just barely able to keep her "I should be up there” look in check.

(During the president’s last speech to the congress shortly after the September 11th terror attacks, the former first lady wore her inner self on her sleeve and it was not a pretty sight to behold.)

President Bush emphasized his commitment to hold state sponsors of terrorism to account, promising to leave no stone unturned in this first war of the twenty-first century.

He also renewed his strong belief in stimulating the economy by calling for making permanent the tax cuts that had previously been passed by the congress and were originally set to expire in ten years.

In sum, President Bush put in a

Dan Frisa represented New York in the United States Congress and served four terms in the New York State Assembly. E-mail Dan:

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