SOTU: More reactions from Statuary Hall

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By Andrew Noyes, National Journal’s Beltway Blogroll

Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., On Energy:

“He raised the bar even beyond what some folks like us thought was possible. The reality is that we have to end our dependence on foreign oil. It’s a security threat and the president recognizes that. This is very, very good news. Now we have to convert it to reality.”

Rep. Hilda Solis, D-Calif., On Iraq:

“The president would have talked about many of the things he spoke about five years ago. The buildup to the war and the 20,000 troops he’s going to send was new. I know the public is strongly against that and a lot in the Hispanic community are against that notion. I think he needs to do a lot more rethinking and talk to all of us.”

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., On Sacrifice:

“The speech was flat. It didn’t have a sense of vision or where we’re going as a nation, as a people. He didn’t ask the American people to sacrifice, to give up anything. The only people giving up something are the young men and young women serving in Iraq.”z

SOTU: More reactions from Statuary Hall

Updated