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Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell’s ‘Date Night’ companions

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Jan. 25, 2011 at 9:23 am with 3 Comments »
January 25, 2011 10:48 am

Sen. John Cornyn
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash

Tonight’s State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama is turning into a politician prom, with Republicans and Democrats pairing up in a symbolic show of bipartisanship.

Eli Sanders at The Stranger has the details on the “dates” for Washington’s senators.

He reports that Patty Murray will sit with Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee tried his best last year to keep Murray from sitting anywhere in the Capitol.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Maria Cantwell will sit with moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. This despite ABC News’s report that Sen. Joe Lieberman was “courting” Collins. Lieberman’s overtures may have been too late:

“When I was in high school, I always waited too long before the prom to ask for a date, so I haven’t done that yet,” Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday. “I’m going to be on the phone today.”

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  1. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    This is just stupid at best. They don’t need to show me thay can “work together”. I dond’t want them to work together I want gridlock. If they are not passing bad bills they are not screwing up our country.

    Send them all home, meet 90 days a year and call it done. The problems that arise with everyone of their bills, from both parties, just put us in a deeper hole.

    Time to fall back to the borders and regroup befrore another bill is passed out of congress.

  2. Somehow this has gone from kinda silly to really creepy.

  3. Proconsul8 says:

    I’m not a beltway insider, but I would like to know what the “power-tie” color is both parties in 2011, what the “in-words” are this session, and who the next House or Senate member to cry on camera will be. Will Rogers had it right when he said Congress makes a law and it becomes a joke; they make a joke and it becomes a law. I agree with “taxedenoughintacoma”. Gridlock can be a healthy state.

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