Bush to address nation on 9/11…

President Bush will address the nation at 9 p.m. following his participation in ceremonies at the Pentagon, Shanksville, Pa., and New York City on 9/11. I have decided to boycott television coverage of the 9/11 anniversary. But I will watch this speech and add an analysis of it to PCR2002 as soon as a full text becomes available. This speech will be, perhaps, the most important of his presidency so far because he should reach for heights similar to Lincoln at Gettysburg. I don’t mean to suggest he’ll have failed if he doesn’t produce an equal speech. I do suggest that this speech must bind our national resolve.