Watch for Some Odd Couples at Tuesday’s Presidential Address

In order to show unity and non-partisanship in the wake of the tragic shooting which took place in Tucson a few weeks ago, several Republicans and Democrats have decided to forgo tradition and mingle together during the upcoming Presidential State of the Union Address.The usual scene during the annual State of the Union Address is of lawmakers segregated according to party, with those congressmen and senators of the same persuasion as the president clapping and cheering their leader while the party members in the opposition make sad faces while sitting on their hands.This year, in a spirit of solidarity, unity and an appeal for more civil behavior, several lawmakers are looking to sit side by side with members of the opposite party. Otherwise, some congressman feel, they might appear petty and a bit off-key, if not off-color, with their usual partisan approach to politics as usual. Therefore, several odd couples- cross-party pairs- have announced plans to sit next to each other during the upcoming speech. This should make for some interesting viewing.

Alyssa Anderson

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