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Tuesday, January 20, 2004  

The State of the Union: Fantasy versus Reality

Bush's State of the Union address is tonight at 9pm EST; make sure to have your State of the Union Scorecard [PDF File] within reach courtesy of Tom Paine, so that you can tally Bush's fictional projections and promises as he pats himself on the back about what he's done for America against the reality of what he's done to it and it's citizens.

In the meantime, for a primer on what Bush's future agenda is, go and read Paul Krugman's OpEd "Going for Broke" in today's NYTimes. A teaser:

The striking thing about the "visionary" proposals floated in advance of the State of the Union is their transparent cynicism and lack of realism. Mr. Bush has, of course, literally promised us the Moon — and Mars, too. And the ever-deferential media have managed to keep a straight face.

posted by voxpopgirl | 1/20/2004