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State of the Union: The Scavenger Hunt

Liberty and I are counting down the minutes until the big State of the Union. Not content to just watch for the speech (though that's an added bonus) we're going on a little scavenger hunt. Here's the list of what we're looking for during President Bush's speech. First one to check off all of the items and leave a comment here, wins! Race ya!

  • "The State of the American people is strong"
  • "Wireless surveillance of suspected terrorists"
  • "Importance of opposing the forces of protectionism and isolationism"
  • "Swift bipartisan effort"


  • Economic stimulus
  • Surge is a success
  • Energy independence
  • Interrogation techniques
  • Harboring terrorists
  • Iran
  • Protect America Act
  • FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
  • Triple Threat: Pakistan+Afghanistan+al-Qaeda


  • Hometown Rep (for me it's Darlene Hooley, D-OR!)
  • Token celeb
  • Which cabinet member is missing?
  • International figure sitting next to Laura
  • Cute kid
  • Dem frowning/falling asleep/checking BlackBerry
  • Both Pelosi and Cheney standing and clapping — together.

If you want to add a layer of sauce to the scavenger hunt, those scamps at Wonkette have this State of the Union drinking game for you.

What do you think is the State of our Union?


Join The Conversation
misogi misogi 9 years
"The State of the American people is strong" is grammatically correct, BTW. I've been drilled by English teachers, so I'm sorry if I seem a little prissy. :)
Jinx Jinx 9 years
LOL! I do love this idea! :rotfl: Make it more interesting. My son and I tuned in for a few minutes, laughed, and left.
tundrababe tundrababe 9 years
SOTU drinking game? Ha! You guys crack me up! I missed it (well, I didn't really miss it) last night, I went to see Juno instead. Probably for the best, the clips I saw later made me want to hurl the tv through the window.
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
This isn't relevant now since the speech is over, but whenever Bush talks, I count how many times he says something is "in our best interests". It makes me want to pull my hair out that he always says that! Just for once I would like him to say or propose something just because it's the right thing to do and not because it's "in our best interests".
Jess8902 Jess8902 9 years
seriously, he said hispanish. Grr..
Jess8902 Jess8902 9 years
ohh and yay for the african american and hispanish students who can read.
Jess8902 Jess8902 9 years
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 9 years
ohh. heres what my boyfriend is doing during the presidents speech:
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
:ROTFL: @ what Princesskitty22 said!!! Hilarity!!! Yep, can't wait to see what he comes up with tonight :) ITA w/ you Jillness!!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I am so repulsed by him.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Here's a quote to look for, "I'm here today to tell you..." Old George loves to tell you why he's standing up there, which is good because none of us really know. :rotfl:
NYYPrincess NYYPrincess 9 years
I hope you can make it through it without losing your mind form boredom!
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