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Is it just me, or is it ASTONISHING that the State of the Union address closed with a generic "God bless," and not even a "God bless America"?

Under a different president, I might have taken this to be a statement against nationalism: "God bless God's children," or "God bless the world with justice and peace."

I can't believe that was the intent here.

It's a head-scratcher.

January 23, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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This is by no means a defense of the president: I think the "God bless" is just a holdover from Texas. It's a really common ending, leave taking, sort of goodbye, thing in Texas.

Posted by: the vicar of hogsmeade | Jan 30, 2007 12:08:14 AM

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