Bob McDonnell Response: Speech Transcript?

After President Obama's State of the Union address, Bob McDonnell the republican governor of Virginia delivered the Republican response to Obama's remarks.
McDonnell spoke from the floor of the House of Delegates at the Virginia State Capitol.
Where can I read McDonnell Response's speech? I'm interested in the transcript of the speech.

asked by Charles in Politics | 2304 views | 01-28-2010 at 01:09 PM

During Bob McDonnell's 10 minutes speech, he delivered before 300 supporters, friends and family members. As expected Bob McDonnell criticized Obama on his policies stating he will put USA on a level of indefensible debt. He challenged President directly and said Republican’s victory in Massachusetts is a blow for President Obama.

Here's the speech transcript of Bob McDonnell:

"Good evening. I'm Bob McDonnell. Eleven days ago I was honored to be sworn in as the 71st governor of Virginia.

I'm standing in the historic House Chamber of Virginia's Capitol, a building designed by Virginia's second governor, Thomas Jefferson.

It’s not easy to follow the President of the United States. And my twin 18-year old boys have added to the pressure, by giving me exactly ten minutes to finish before they leave to go watch SportsCenter.

I'm joined by fellow Virginians to share a Republican perspective on how to best address the challenges facing our nation today.

We were encouraged to hear President Obama speak this evening about the need to create jobs.

All Americans should have the opportunity to find and keep meaningful work, and the dignity that comes with it.

Many of us here, and many of you watching, have family or friends who have lost their jobs.

1 in 10 American workers is unemployed. That is unacceptable.

Here in Virginia we have faced our highest unemployment rate in more than 25 years, and bringing new jobs and more opportunities to our citizens is the top priority of my administration.

Good government policy should spur economic growth, and strengthen the private sector’s ability to create new jobs.

We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and innovation, so America can better compete with the world.

What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation, and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle class.

It was Thomas Jefferson who called for "A wise and frugal Government which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry ….and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned…" He was right."

Keep reading:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/27/politics/stateofunion/main6148483.shtml

There is also a video of the response on the web.

answered by Olive | 01-28-2010 at 01:13 PM

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