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O’Connor: Shays to Bush, “Lighten Up!”

Most other questions revolved largely around foreign policy, with Republicans asking about Bush’s recent trip to the Middle East — and Bush was able to neutralize his folksy nemesis, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, a close ally who loves to tweak the president with his homespun wit and mock ignorance.

Bush teased the affable former judge during his remarks and repeatedly warned Gohmert away from asking any questions.

UPDATE: Congressman Louie Gohmert finally got his question in! Immediately following President Bush’s SOTU address (and with the cameras and mics on) Gohmert asked the president, “How do you give a rebate to people who didn’t put any bait in?”

/good form Mr. Gohmert