More SOTU “stuff”…

Another incidence of the substitution of "lawful" where one would normally use "legal" (emphasis mine):

In the 6th year since our Nation was attacked, I wish I could report to you that the dangers have ended. They have not. And so it remains the policy of this Government to use every lawful and proper tool of intelligence, diplomacy, law enforcement, and military action to do our duty, to find these enemies, and to protect the American people.

Not legal, but lawful.  I have heard this many, many, times.  Why? 

The NYTimes has an interactive SOTU word browser here. An older one, going back to the beginning with George Washington can be found here and another here.

It appears that the Bush plan to increase the Strategic Petroleum Reserves may simply serve to raise the floor for oil prices.

Who has these "gold-plated" benefit plans that the President so desparately wants to tax?  This DailyKos diary breaks it down

The SOTU was so boring, it appears it put Senator (and 2008 Presidential Candidate) John McCain to sleep.

The Sunlight Foundation has some examples of SOTU mashups that are appearing across the web. 

Here's an older response to an earlier SOTU that may brighten your day…

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