I found a bit in the Pensacola News-Journal (his hometown), but not a full story:
Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Clay, 27, died Dec. 1 in a roadside bombing near Fallujah.
The son of Sara Jo and Bud Clay of Pensacola, he and his wife, Lisa, resided in California.
He was a 1996 graduate of Washington High School.
He was remembered during a memorial service at Pensacola Naval Air Station onDec. 10 and buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
This passage is at the bottom of the right rail on this page.
Here's a letter from Daniel's dad, Bud Clay, to the President. It includes the letter from Daniel, which Bush quoted tonight.
A solution for pork?
"We can tackle this problem together if you pass the line-item veto."
Today's Democratic Party:
Ok, Bush's line about two of his dad's favorite people turning 60 this year-- him and President Clinton. That was funny, bipartisan, and sweet, and Hillary couldn't even spare a smile. She is so very unlikeable.
She can, however, spare a smile and standing O for doing absolutely nothing to address the Social Security problem. There's the Democratic Party in a nutshell, huh? "Today's Democratic Party-- You Got Problems? We Got Nuthin', and We'll Applaud the Heck Out of Ourselves For It."
The first use of the word "double":
Urg. At least we made it to 9:51 p.m.
First: I propose to double the Federal commitment to the most critical basic research programs in the physical sciences over the next ten years. This funding will support the work of Americaâ€™s most creative minds as they explore promising areas such as nanotechnology, supercomputing, and alternative energy sources.
Moving beyond parody:
One of the Kos threads is actually titled "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!"
Yeah, well, yo momma is soooo...
Bush seemed very relaxed tonight. I'm generally a little nervous watching him speak, though that's gotten better over the years. Tonight, I was very comfortable. He had a bit of a swagger, leaned a little on the podium, and smiled and winked a couple times. He's much better when he's got that air about him.
Sheehan update (10:12 p.m.):
Apparently, she was actually arrested, not just detained.
Forbes says Rep. Woolsey gave Sheehan a ticket when the two met at a Code Pink rally this week. Perfect.
Reuters says she was arrested after unfurling a banner of some sort.