Bush at (hard, hard) work today
We should all be proud that they want to sing the national anthem, whatever language they sing it in.
Bush also came out against a windfall profits tax on the oil companies. No, a tax probably doesn't solve the problem, but the revenues from it could certainly be put to good use -- e.g., accelerating development of alternative fuels. And, why give it away in half billion dollar bonuses to the CEO?
The main thing Bush wanted to emphasize was the GREAT ECONOMY. Yeah, that and $2.00 will get most people a one way ride on the IRT shuttle from Times Square to Grand Central. This economy may be great for the CEOs and other high level corporate officers, but it hasn't been that great for most of the rest of us. Real wages are DOWN. Employment growth is strictly limited to the low level service jobs. The good jobs have gone south (or east or west). Take a look at Marketingace's post from a couple of days ago.
Bush can tout the economy all he wants, but when 66 percent of so of the population thinks the country is headed in the wrong direction, it's not going to get him very far. What would you believe, your pocket book or government GDP stats?