Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Well, I don't disagree with that either. Plus, it's not supposed to be what a SOTU address is about. It's supposed to be about the current condition of the country.
Interesting, I found from commentary on last night's TV that Jefferson prepared his in writing as he did not like it done as a public speech as it was too much like a "Speeches from the Throne" in England that were done at that time. He felt it was not fitting for a republic like ours and was too regal. Donger probably digs this sort of imperial pomp though.
All that is necessary for the president per the Constitution is:
"He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
Forbes covers it too.
The branch up your butt could really using some pruning.