Senators Look for Dates to the Big Address

By Evan Harris

Jan 23, 2011 11:54am

With the announcement that representatives will not sit at the State of the Union address according to the customary partisan division, members of Congress are reaching across the aisle to find colleagues with whom to sit.

“Who are you going to be sitting next to?” ‘This Week’ anchor Christiane Amanpour asked a panel of Senators.  “Who’s your date?”

“I don’t have a date,” said Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.

“Kay, I’m available,” interjected Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., compared the process to looking for a date to the high school prom.  “You know, when I was in high school, I always waited too long before the prom to ask for a date, so I haven’t done that yet,” Lieberman said on ‘This Week.’

“You’ve got two days,” reminded Amanpour.

“I’ll be on the phone today,” assured Lieberman.


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