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State of the Union Wish List

President Bush will be delivering the annual State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. Here are some of my expectations.

Things I expect to hear, and will make me happy:

  • Extending the tax cuts
  • Very tough talk against Iran
  • Iraq status report

Things I expect to hear, and will make me a saaaad panda:

  • Credit-taking over anything related to Hurricane Katrina
  • Friendly (or even neutral) overtures to Hamas
  • Humanitarian aid spending

Things I don't expect to hear about, but wish Bush would address:

  • Scolding Congress over earmarks
  • The topic of eminent domain
  • Ethics standards in the wake of the Abramoff scandal
  • The Q4'05 GDP
  • Social Security reform
  • Medicare reform
  • The cost of the Medicare prescription drug benefit

Things I don't expect to hear about, and don't want to:

  • Abortion (except perhaps very briefly)
  • Anything related to NASA missions
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