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01/29/2007 01:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

January 28 News Update

President Bush delivers State of the Union address. His version of Union does not include New Orleans.

Bush says state of the union is "strong." Wow, there's a surprise!

President announces "deployment of more than 20,000 soldiers and Marines to Iraq." No mention of "surge" or Condi Rice's "augmentation." No mention of augmentation of diplomacy, either.

Speech makes history on two counts: One, tallest man ever in attendance. Two, for first time, one of people behind President wore women's underwear. That is, it was the first time as far as we know.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was seen blinking a lot. She was just signaling supporters every time she thought Bush was lying.

President noted our economy is on the move. Jay Leno agrees. He says it's moving to India.

Fox Would-Be News blithely carries magazine story saying Barack Obama attended radical Muslim school growing up in Indonesia. Story turns out to be wrong. OK, but then what was he doing at that terrorist training camp in Afghanistan?

Hillary Clinton declares herself candidate for President. Says "I'm in it to win." Hear that Dennis Kucinich?

Dick Cheney says Hillary wouldn't make good President. Why? Because she's a Democrat. And you thought he was just some kind of radical right-wing partisan.

Gov. Mike Huckabee also enters race. Will supporters do the hucklebuck for Huckabee?

Sen. John Kerry says he will not run for President in 2008. Not to be outdone, George W. Bush announces he will not run for President in 2008.

Al Gore's documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, nominated for an Oscar. Gore reassured Supreme Court not involved in voting.

Cheney tells Wolf Blitzer he's "out of line" for asking questions about his lesbian daughter's pregnancy. He didn't realize he wasn't being interviewed on Fox.

Israeli President Moshe Katsav to be indicted on criminal charges including rape, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, fraud, sexual harassment and breach of trust. Man, this guy sounds like several US Presidents rolled into one.

Fred Barnes writes in Weekly Standard: The painful lesson of Vietnam applied to Iraq is, Don't give up when victory is at hand. Poor Fred must be suffering from Newsheimer's. Henry Kissinger said "peace" was at hand in Vietnam, Fred, not victory. "Peace."