During his State of the Union Address, President Bush turned to the issue of social security. He started off with a rather obvious joke, "This year, the first of about 78 million Baby Boomers turn 60, including two of my Dad’s favorite people — me, and President Bill Clinton." While the chamber filled with laughter, the camera panned to Hillary, who sat stone-faced.
When the President continued, he tried to chastise Congress, saying that "Congress did not act last year on my proposal to save Social Security," but Democrats loudly interrupted him with cheers and applause, and the camera caught Hillary laughing hysterically as she nearly fell out of her seat.
Afterward, her office released a statement on the SOTU address. In it, Hillary listed theusual criticisms of the administration ("too man families and communities falling behind … America has gotten off track …headed in wrong direction," etc.) and used the same refrain she introduced last week in anticipation to the President’s speech: President Bush’s message tonight was loud and clear: "You’re on your own."
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