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February 2, 2005

State of the Union Show

I know everybody’s atwitter about the brilliantly executed SOTU moment in which Janet Norwood, the mother from Pflugerville who lost her son Byron in Iraq, embraced Safia Taleb al-Suhail, the women from Iraqi and victim of the Saddam regime, who had just voted in her country’s election.  Even before the two got tangled up in Byron’s dog tags, it was a home run.


However, the visual I’m sure Rove cared most about, and got, was the shot of Bush all choked up about it.

(image: CNN)

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