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.
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.
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.”