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January 21, 2004

State of the Union address: the best and worst

Strongest line of the speech: “America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.”

Weakest implication: that the war in Iraq was actually about the security of our country.

Best thought: “We will preserve the system of private medicine that makes America's health care the best in the world.”

The dumbest, for a State of the Union speech: “I call on team owners, union representatives, coaches, and players to take the lead, to send the right signal, to get tough, and to get rid of steroids now.”

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at January 21, 2004 10:18 AM



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