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Senator Claire McCaskill (D): a conversation with bloggers in Kansas City (January 20, 2011)

….Blue Girl: Are you gonna sit across the aisle at the State of the Union?

Senator Claire McCaskill (D): You know, I, it’s funny because it’s now there’s this pressure to get a date.

Blue Girl: [laughter]

Senator Claire McCaskill (D): A Republican date. So I’m busy casting about for my republican date. I feel like I’m back in high school.

Blue Girl: Yeah.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D):  Um, you know, I , I, uh, I’ve, I’ve asked Susan Collins but, you know, I sent her an e-mail. I said, Susan, are you already taken?

Blue Girl: [laughter]

Senator Claire McCaskill (D):  You know, uh, would you be willing to be my date for the State of the Union? So, we’ll see. I think what you’re gonna see is a lot of people now kind of, you know, sitting with Republicans and it being much more mixed. I hope so. I think it would be a good thing.

Blue Girl: I want to see Barney Franks sit by Joe Wilson.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D):  Well, I don’t know that that will happen, but…

Blue Girl: Oh, I would pay cash money.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D):  [laughter] I don’t know that that will happen. But, you know, let’s hope this isn’t just a, like a hula hoop, you know, let’s hope this is just not a fad, that we can keep some of this going. Because the vitriol is pretty bad.

Blue Girl: Yeah, yeah.  Crazy doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D):  Right….

…is getting silly.

@clairecmc  Claire McCaskill

Glad that seat mate for tonight is new R Sen Jerry Moran from KS.He’s also KU grad.The D v R thing is probably easier than Tiger v Jayhawk. 1 hour ago

Evidently Susan Collins was busy or already taken. I guess we’ll have to watch to find out.

@NancyPelosi  Nancy Pelosi

I thank @GOPLeader for his #SOTU offer, but I invited my friend Rep. Bartlett from MD yesterday & am pleased he accepted 1 hour ago

How long will it last? And will they ever call?

This is more like it:

@daveweigel  daveweigel

By my estimate, the discussion of #SOTU seating arrangements has created 124,087 jobs 1 hour ago

@rkref  roadkillrefugee

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., will sit with anime blow-up doll at #SOTU 34 minutes ago

Ouch.

@GottaLaff  GottaLaff

RT @owillis: alito, thomas, scalia not going to the #sotu? oh, poor babies. #watb |They’ll be on a date w/ the Koch Bros. 23 minutes ago

Okay, that was funny.

@crutnacker  Crutnacker

Justice Thomas WAS going to go to the State of the Union address, but was unable to follow the directions to get there. #sotu

10 minutes ago

That one cost $690,000.00.

Update:

Win!

@jennakimjones  JKJ

This year the Dems & Repubs are sitting among each other. If ur confused, the Repubs will be wearing American flag pins & a scowl. #sotu 2 hours ago