On Tuesday, U.S. President George W. Bush is slated to give a State of the Union Address, which is expected to focus on Bush's plans for the war in Iraq, the U.S. economy, health care, and education among other things.
A White House insider has informed us that this speech will also contain a controversial statement by the President regarding his plans for the future. The end of tomorrow's State of the Union Address is reprinted here in its entirety.
- "…so in conclusion, we must stay the course…a course which will reap the benefits of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
"I know in my heart that the American people will come to the polls this November and elect me President so that I may continue the work that I have laid out for the progress of America.
"We are painfully aware that to change gears now would be a disaster. So I know that you, my fellow Americans, will support me, because you have seen first hand the consequences that might befall you if you do not.
"And it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that a win in 2004 will not end my political career as many suspect. I also intend to seek the Presidency once again in 2008 during what I call Phase III of my Presidency. If I am not allowed to be President until at least 2012, there is no telling what can happen to America.
"Some of you are saying that this is impossible. You are wondering if I am planning to change the Constitution in order to run for a 3rd term. I know as well as you do that after being elected twice to the office of President of the United States of America, that I will not be allowed to run again. Fortunately, as Karl Rove recently pointed out to me, I was not elected in 2000.
"As it turns out, my Daddy's buddies in the Supreme Court appointed me to this office. Because I was not actually elected as President, I am declaring right now that when I win in 2004, it will technically be only my first election to this office, and therefore, I intend to run one more time.
"I also know for certain that I will win in 2004 because my brother Jeb has informed me that 90% of the blacks and liberals in Florida have been successfully removed from the voter rolls, and that we are well on our way to 100%.
"Given the unprecedented support of the many fine Republican Governors throughout the U.S., I understand that similar efforts are underway in at least 26 other states.
"I feel this is necessary to ensure that my vision for a great America is realized.
"Thank you, and good night."
Democrats will be given time for a rebuttal immediately following the address, however by order of the White House, these rebuttals are to be moderated by Bill O'Reilly, who is expected to dismiss any dissenting opinions as Communist rhetoric.