Bush: “freedom in places like Cuba”

For the first time ever (although I’m not sure if by “ever,” the media means by any U.S. President, or by President Bush), President Bush mentioned Cuba in his State of the Union address last night:

We will continue to speak out for the cause of freedom in places like Cuba, Belarus, and Burma …

I recall hearing some applause at the mention of Cuba, most likely from Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and her colleagues Senator Mel Martinez and Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart–although I should note I don’t know for sure if they were the clappers.

The Miami Herald published an article about President Bush’s Cuba mention today.