There was one surprise: Clinton announced that the Justice Department is preparing to sue the tobacco companies to recoup Medicare costs –- although it'll be a bigger surprise if he can explain why the industry should pay states and the feds for the same patients. And unsurprisingly, there were a few wisps of impeachment in the air. Some Republicans clapped wanly, others not at all, and some came dressed as empty seats. Clinton said "bipartisan" enough to choke John McCain. And the master performer's most blatant attempt to work the crowd –- a "more balance in the see-saw" joke after one aisle-crossing ovation –- fell flat. But Clinton was at his usual speechifying best -- Republicans might even say a little smug, considering the circumstances. "He had something for everyone -- even his Social Security plan had elements aimed at Republicans," says TIME White House correspondent Jay Branegan. "But he still has to share the front pages tomorrow with his own impeachment defense."