State of the Union 2008

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Bush Speech Focuses on War and Taxes
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Published: January 29, 2008
Facing an unstable economy and an unfinished war, President Bush used his final State of the Union address to call for passage of his tax rebate package and patience in Iraq.

A Defiant Look at What Little Lies Ahead
By STEVEN LEE MYERS
Published: January 29, 2008
The question of President Bush’s relevance coursed through an address that avoided reflection on his legacy.

Camelot ’08 Overshadows Bush Speech
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Published: January 29, 2008
President Bush’s State of the Union address was eclipsed by the image of Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy anointing Senator Barack Obama as the true successor to John F. Kennedy.