Mingling, no tingling at SOTU speech

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January 27, 2011
The Nation    
Posted in PND Commentary

"All day before the State of the Union address, the media and tout DC were giddy about “the prom": Who's going to be whose prom date? Who's going to be prom queen and king? (Most bets were on good lookers Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. John Thune rather than, say, party planners Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Tom Coburn.) Dems paired up with GOPs in order to mingle the seating, a modest nod toward greater civility in wake of the shootings of Rep. Gabby Giffords (her chair standing empty on the floor) and eighteen others in Tucson. Even the Republican most likely to pull off a prom-night Carrie, South Carolina Rep. Joe ('You lie!') Wilson, reportedly agreed to be restrained by sitting between two female Democrats." (01/26/11)

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