There is actually a proud history of these annual messages that began with President George Washington in 1790. President Bush delivered his State of the Union address tonight. The President's annual address gives the President an opportunity to reflect on the past while presenting his hopes for the future to Congress, the American people and the world. One of the more interesting aspects of the evening is the roster of folks invited to sit with the First Lady in the upper balcony.
Bush talked for a little over 50 minutes and shared about a dozen or so initiatives on things such as the budget, compassion, economy, education, energy, free trade, health care, immigration, Iraq war and our veterans.
Here is full text of his speech given tonight. Did you watch it? If so, what did you find the most memorable point of the evening?