Bush's third SOTU joke:
"In communities across our land, we must trust in the good heart of the American people and empower them to serve their neighbors in need. Over the past 7 years, more of our fellow citizens have discovered that the pursuit of happiness leads to the path of service. Americans have volunteered in record numbers. Charitable donations are higher than ever."
That kind of statement could have been delivered almost any time in the past 500 years, anywhere in the world, under any political system.