With the New Year upon us, here are some things we would like to see from the following people:

John Kerry

No more jokes. Period.

President George W. Bush

With it now being known that there were no weapons of mass destruction, and no connection between Saddam and Al Qaida, tell us:

• Why we went to Iraq?

• Why we are still there?

• How long are we going to stay there? and

• What is your plan to get us out?

Senator Hilliary Clinton

A decision not to run for President, because, if elected, she cannot unite the country and America cannot stand to be divided for another term.

Governor Brad Henry

More trips to rural Northeast Oklahoma to show that he knows where it is in non-election years, and more time actually answering questions from the media himself rather than always dodging the Capitol Press Corps by putting his media people out front.

Former President George H. W. Bush

More advice on Iraq to his son, President George W. Bush.

Senator Barack Obama

More substance to match the style.