Monday, January 28, 2008

Live Blogging the State of the Union

Part 3: Final Thoughts

"To build a future of quality health care, we must trust patients and doctors to make medical decisions and empower them with better information and better options."


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Live Blogging the State of the Union

Part 2: The Analysis

What I found most striking about Dubya's speechifying tonight was the way that he described his health care ideal - imagine a day when Americans have more choices, more options and decisions are made between doctors and patients without government intervention.

He almost could have been talking about smashmortion.

I really, really can't wait to get the transcript of the State of the Union. Because I don't think I heard him right on that one...


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Live Blogging the State of the Union

Part 1: The Anecdotal

So, I started watching the State of the Union (Bush's last ever!) at the gym. I thought it would be motivating. You know, like every time he said something I disagreed with, I would move faster. Let's just say that I'm not sure if I will be able to walk tomorrow...

Eventually, I decided that I was going to have to seek another State of the Union viewing venue. I was afraid that there was going to be a YouTube video titled, "Crazy Girl At Gym Watching Political TV." It would feature impassioned facial expressions and a few elementary school style tongue sticking outs. So I rushed home. It was a nice break.

Now I have moved onto ice cream...


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Live Blogging the State of the Union

Part 1

So, I started watching


Please note that as my M.A. thesis project is complete, the George Washington University is no longer overseeing research conducted in conjunction with this blog (effective June 2007 to present). The Informed Consent Materials created while this blog was under GWU's IRB oversight are still available for your information and the principles outlined in them are still being used as a general guide for my continued work.