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Huzzah! WH Says Obama State of the Union Won’t Preempt ‘Lost’

Spokesman confirms: Feb. 2 date is off the table.

The White House has come to its senses and won’t hold the State of the Union speech on Feb. 2.

Dharma lovers were agog when word leaked out this week that Team Obama was mulling scheduling SOTU on the same night where ABC had long ago slotted the final season premiere of "Lost." Doing so would likely result in a one-week delay of the premiere, and many fans reacted by declaring, "This will not stand."

But today, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs assured "Lost"-ies the Prez won’t speak on Feb. 2. Just when he’ll State of the Union-ize isn’t decided, but it won’t impact "Lost."