My State of the Union Message
[US Constitution, Article II]
Back in grad school, the Running Dog made an interesting observation about the State of the Union address. He mentioned to me how it was a bit of an anachronism. While back in the day you might have needed the President to call Congress together and let 'em know what was happening, these days the Congress knows what is in the Treasury, what our ambassadors are reporting, etc., - it is now just ceremonial speechifyin' (well, he might not have used that actual term). Running Dog's idea was that the President just send over a brief written missive, and skip the TV time.
In the spirit of that suggestion, I have a short alternative State of the Union message:
Economy - 5% unemployment, modest inflation, tax revenues surging = Pretty darn good. How 'bout that Fed, huh?
War - Hard slogging, but we're winning. When the enemy has to crawl out of a cave to send out a badly made video saying, "Ha, you didn't kill me yet" - take that as a good sign.
Domestic Stuff - Expect the goodies to keep raining out of the Treasury.
Critics - How about one original idea from you Monday Morning quarterbacks before my second term is up?
Supreme Court - Ha ha.