01/31/2006 09:16 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

BSOTU: Spirit of Good Will

"To confront the great issues before us, we must act in a
spirit of good will and respect for one another - and I will do my part."

By the way, no follow-ups in press conferences; no questions from Helen Thomas; and damn you if you want to know about which White House staffers met with Abramoff.

Civil tone. It's easy to have a civil tone when your public events are stacked with friendlies.