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Sitting next to Laura Bush during her husband's State of the Union speech, among her twenty or so other guests, was Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo, the Kinshasa native who acts as NBA ambassador for African causes.

Another notable person in the house was Wesley Autrey, the hero of New York City. To save a fellow subway passenger who had fallen onto the tracks, he jumped down and pressed the the man's body to the ground, between the rails, as the train passed over them.

“Madam Speaker, the president of the United States.”

Bushie: “Tonight, I have the high privilege and distinct honor to begin a speech with the words ‘Madam Speaker.”

Behind him was House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had to sit alongside Satan himself, Dick Cheney. Pelosi was coached by her people not to raise an eyebrow or purse her lips. (They surely increased her dose of Botox for the night.) The representatives took their cues from her as to when to stand, sit down and clap.

1. "20 in 10"
- reduce gasoline consumption 20 percent over the next 10 years

2. health insurance

3. determination to push through with his proposal to increase troops in Iraq

Democratic response to his address by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia
- former secretary of the Navy
- son is a marine serving in Iraq

“The president took us into this war recklessly.” We need “a formula that will in short order allow our combat forces to leave Iraq.”