Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Webb To Deliver Democratic Response To State Of The Union Address

Freshman Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) who, to the delight of most Democrats, snubbed George W. Bush last month when Bush ask him about his son -- a U.S. Marine serving in the Iraq quagmire -- has been selected to give the formal Democratic response to the president's State of the Union speech next week.

In a joint announcement, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Webb was selected to represent the change voters demanded on November 7 and because the Iraq war will necessarily be the centerpiece of Bush's speech.

“In a call echoed by Americans across this nation, the people of Virginia sent Senator Webb to Congress to help take our country in a new direction," said Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi. "As a combat veteran, he understands personally how crucial it is to find a new direction in Iraq and begin to bring the war to a close."

Webb's a great choice for this and I can't wait to hear what he'll have to say if Bush uses the phrase "stay the course" even once.