Musical chairs for State of the Union

There's been a push for Democrats and Republicans to sit together tomorrow night during the State of the Union address, as a sign of putting party differences aside and encouraging civility.  You'll remember last year's SOTU speech was marked by one enthusiastic GOP Congressman shouting at the Democratic President. 

At least two Californians have found someone from the other party to sit with: Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy from Bakersfield, who is the House Majority Whip, will sit with his Democratic counterpart the Minority Whip, Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland.  And the unlikely shared political issue of cancer has brought Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara together with GOP Congresswoman Sue Myrick of North Carolina.  The two co-chair the Congressional Cancer Caucus.  On Friday, they said they were sitting together to call for an end to harsh political rhetoric.

The best headline on this comes from Politico: "Who's your date? Pairing off for the State of the Union."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47996.html

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