Tuesday, January 29

The Other State of the Union

Kansas's Governor Kathleen Sebelius made the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address last night. And, as I have said, she is a rising star among Democrats. This is no small accomplishment in a state that has been largely dominated by conservative Republicans. Note how she finished her address:

"We have no more patience for divisive politics.

Tonight's address begins the final year of this presidency, with new leaders on the horizon and uncertainty throughout our land. Conditions we face, at home and abroad, are results of choices made and challenges unmet.

In spite of the attempts to convince us that we are divided as a people, a new American majority has come together. We are tired of leaders who rather than asking what we can do for our country, ask nothing of us at all.

We are Americans sharing a belief in something greater than ourselves, a nation coming together to meet challenges and find solutions; to share sacrifices and share prosperity; and focus, once again, not only on the individual good but on the common good.

On behalf of the new American majority - the majority of elected officials at the national, state and local level, and the majority of Americans, we ask you, Mr. President, to join us. We are ready to work together, to be the America we have been - and can be once again.

Thank you for listening. God bless and sleep well. And in the morning, let's get to work."

In news this morning, Gov. Sebelius will announce her endorsement for Barack Obama.
Sebelius said her two "20-something" sons and 86-year-old father, former Ohio Governor John Gilligan, were already backing Obama.

Sebelius said Obama had the ability to bridge generations for the betterment of the country.

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