SOTU: What’s going on here?

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By Mike Barnicle 

What’s the deal? What’s going on here? Do all these people get into to hear this speech after flashing a secret de-coder ring at the door? Bush just mentioned eliminating something called ‘earmarks’ - a legislative trick where members of congress act like pigs and get millions of tax dollars for useless projects back home - and the TV shots of the crowd showed Dick Cheney and several other pols winking and nodding as if they know the rest of us, the rubes back home, will never catch on to the fact they will do nothing to control their political greed.

SOTU: What's going on here?

Updated