President Bush’s Final State of the Union Speech

President Bush is about to deliver his final State of the Union address to Congress and the nation this evening. This is a President who had campaigned 7 years ago as a uniter not a divider and now finds his approval ratings hovering around a dismal 30%. He even admits that he has failed as a unifying force for the country.
In matters that are important to average consumers, Bush has allowed large pharmaceutical companies to get away with employing overyly aggressive marketing tactics for drugs that have been harmful if not lethal. These same companies have been less than forthright when revealing their effectiveness and scope of use. In another area of public concern, the food supply continues to be a source of worry. Each month, we hear of more foods contaminated with salmonella, E.coli, and other harmful contaminants. Yet, President Bush is not expected to discuss either issue in tonight’s State of the Union.