Dubya's Second Line
A good speech, I thought, and I say that through clenched teeth. I certainly would have liked it a whole lot better if he would have said something like, "You know that Transporktation Bill, and everything like it? I'm going to time-travel back and veto (v-e-t-o, I think) that sumbitch, so that we spend tax money on stuff that actually matters, and maybe not spend so much tax money, period. Also, that whole biggest-new-bureaucracy-in-three-decades thing, maybe that wasn't such a good idea." Short of that, we're reduced to finding comfort in a president demonstrating that he cares, and that he actually claims to take responsibility for a mistake.
Here's that Executive Power-drunk moment:
It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces—the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment's notice.
I also find it enduringly interesting that Kanye West really did seem to get under Dubya's skin. Anyhoo, what did y'all think?