Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Full text of 2007 State of the Union speech
As delivered by President George W. Bush, Jan. 23, 2007

Thank you very much. And tonight I have the high privilege and distinct honor of my own as the first president to begin the State of the Union message with these words: "Madame Speaker."
In his day, the late Congressman Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., from Baltimore, Maryland, saw Presidents Roosevelt and Truman at this rostrum. But nothing could compare with the sight of his only daughter, Nancy, presiding tonight as speaker of the House of Representatives. (Cheers, applause.) Congratulations, Madame Speaker! Congratulations.
Two members of the House and Senate are not with us tonight, and we pray for the recovery and speedy return of Senator Tim Johnson and Congressman Charlie Norwood.

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