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:
By my estimate, the discussion of #SOTU seating arrangements has created 124,087 jobs 1 hour ago
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., will sit with anime blow-up doll at #SOTU 34 minutes ago
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.
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.
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