SOTU TRIVIA….Trivia fact of the day: Up through the Carter administration, outgoing presidents traditionally gave a final SOTU address shortly before leaving office (usually in early December until FDR skipped 1933 and moved the address into January). Ronald Reagan put a stop to this lame duck nonsense, leaving the 1989 address to George Bush Sr., and ever since then there have been no State of the Union addresses in the first year of a new administration. There have only been “administration goals” speeches before a joint session of Congress. This is why tonight’s State of the Union is Bush’s fifth, even though it seems like his sixth.

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