HomePoliticsOne Picture Sums Up The State of the Union Speech One Picture Sums Up The State of the Union Speech Kevin February 3, 2005 Politics 22 Comments Visit Wizbang’s State of the Union Reaction Roundup and Democratic Response Roundup The Minority Report On The Democratic Response Related Posts CNN/USA Today: Bush up by 8 The Incredible Disappearing Penis "It's Broke, So Let's Break It Some More!" About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 22 Comments Big Bang Hunter February 3, 2005 – Rascal – You beat me too it….. What a “money shot”… Says it all in one picture…. McCain February 3, 2005 Freedom, baby, all about freedom. The second half of that speech is historic. We are living in an amazing era in history, the beginning cusp of sweeping world reforms. The Rights of Man were represented very well tonight. OneDrummer February 3, 2005 I was truly moved when the Iraqi woman was given her standing ovation. Her reaction of gratitude was priceless. I had tears when she hugged the fallen Marine’s mother, thanking her. Incredible. This is what the Dems don’t understand. They spit on these people; they toss medals away; they don’t understand the price that is paid for their freedom or the freedoms of others. They are unwilling to stand up to those who are oppressed (unless it creates a good soundbite.) Jeff February 3, 2005 Wait, what about the missed shot of Cheney coughing, turning all Red State in the face and then slipping a tab of something into his mouth in mid-speech? Forget the “what’s in Bush’s jacket during the debate” kerfuffle. Clearly Cheney needed a nitro pill to stave off a heart attack. Where are the moonbats when we need them? OneDrummer February 3, 2005 Idiot… that was a blue pill, haven’t you seen the pictures from the campaign? He knew he was gettin’ some after the speech…. Jeff February 3, 2005 And on the opposite side, you had Hastert, who seemed at times to be taking on the human qualities of a star collapsing in on itself. Jesus Jones, Denny. Sit up in your chair. You’re mama would be ashamed at the posture. Big Bang Hunter February 3, 2005 – What could be more heart warming than Mrs Norwood giving her fallen sons dog tags to Safia Taleb… Talk about Americans sacrificing for freedom….Unbelievable….. Sina Marie February 3, 2005 Just be surfing around in net. I definitely fpund a very informal place with a lot of good stuff for everybody. I will certainly visit your site again sometime. Really good work. Radio Guy February 3, 2005 As always – great round-up Kev! And the picture just brings tears…I think even Bush got teared up on that one. Laura looks like she is too in the pic. MORE ROUND UPS HERE. Rod Stanton February 3, 2005 Yes great, but – the MSM is already saying the Iraq election as bad news, cost too much, too many American dead etc. It only took them 2 days to get back on their Bush is bad track. Pierre February 3, 2005 Great picture! Has anyone noticed that trackbacks have become very difficult these days to a few sites? Wizbang, Powerline, Captains Quarters have all been either timing out or just not been availible. Any ideas why this is happening? Thanks Pierre BeingThere February 3, 2005 You might want to check out Daily Kos for some background info on Safia Taleb – she may not be all that she’s cracked up to be: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/2/3/61911/26777 firstbrokenangel February 3, 2005 I cried ……… then it took me some time to realize that the other woman hugging the mother was the person the president had already addressed from Iraq who was able to vote for the first time ever in her life. then I cried some more. Cindy firstbrokenangel February 3, 2005 Nobody in their right mind would read “the Daily Kos!” idiot! Cindy Faireluv February 3, 2005 Wow, They suckered u right in with that great photo op didn’t they Cindy of Firstbrokenangel. Looks like your the idiot !! John February 3, 2005 If you had actually read Kos’s desperate attempt to slag of at the Iraqi lady you may not have been so quick to link to it. Its a confused and jumbled mess of inuendo that doesn’t have any direction. Does he think she a fake or not? Surely his summary isn’t the guts of his little story i.e that her seat at the sotu was a “payback to covewr some behinds” P.S I wonder if Kos meant to leave in the reference to Safia as a human rights activist in the last article he quoted, I mean how can anyone who wanted Saddam out be a human rights activist? aren’t they all warmongering monsters? (unlike the brave insurgents/rebels/freedomfighters/minutermen who use handicapped children to do their dirty work for them) James February 3, 2005 OK, first of all, we need to ditch the current anti-spam bot and get one with Liberal Detection. This place just doesn’t need high schoolers with a less-than-rudimentary grasp of the English language. Second, I’d like to suggest a close runner-up to the “best picture” title. We need a shot of Bush laying out his budget reform commitments, where exactly half the room applauds while the other half sits staring daggers like some kind of ill-tempered 14-year-olds. sortapundit February 3, 2005 Is it just me, or is that the headteacher’s assistant from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? BeingThere February 3, 2005 She hasn’t lived in Iraq since her family was exiled in 1968. its hard work bein stupid February 3, 2005 Anyone else notice that Norwood lady giving Pickles a dirty look when Pickles tried to shake her hand? She had this look on her face that said, FU beatch, you killed my son. Drew - Dallas, TX February 4, 2005 “It’s hard work being anonymous” is exactly like 99% of blow hard liberals. They couldn’t even feel anything except for the need to judge a woman being respected and recognized by our government on TV based on what he heard on the Internet. Oh well, if it’s that insightful, then let it be heard. shutupneocon February 4, 2005 Boy, even Leni Riefenstahl would bow to that propaganda shot!