The State of the Union address I wish I'd heard

Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 12:00am

While I was pleased last week to hear the president in his State of the Union address talk about the need to make America "much less dependent on foreign sources of energy," I was disappointed he missed the opportunity to provide specifics about how to achieve this goal. So I went to bed and dreamed of the State of the Union speech I wished I'd heard:

"My fellow Americans, I come before you tonight to announce a historic undertaking, to call on the American people to put an end to our destructive and shortsighted dependence on oil.

"During World War II, President Roosevelt created the Manhattan Project

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