Is it a State of the Union Speech, or Prom Night?


Over the weekend I wrote about the effort to make the seating at the upcoming State of the Union address bipartisan.

It’s as yet undecided if the two parties will collectively mix (probably not because not a single Republican in the House has signed on to the idea), but two Senators from opposite parties will do just that. Chuck Schumer called Tom Coburn and, like, totally asked if they could sit together:

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that after Udall’s call, he called Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and asked if he wanted to sit together during the speech.

Coburn said yes.

No word yet on whether or not the two will exchange letterman sweaters and class rings.

Such a cute headline though, isn’t it?


If all goes well they’re going to go out for a malted after the speech. Fingers crossed!

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