Colin McEnroe Show: A Cat Call & Response To The SOTU
I heard two New York congressmen on NPR this morning talking about last night's co-called Date Night in which Republicans and Democrats had to find people from the opposite party to sit with.
This morning's consensus, from them? It was a nice thing to do, but we probably won't do it again next year. Oh really? For most of us, I think, there was something reassuring about the spectacle of collegiality even if there were a certain number of clenched teeth involved.
Maybe we want them to do it again next year. And every year after that for the foreseeable future.
I mean, are they saying that, by next year, the pangs of conscience occasioned by the Tucson shooting will have receded and will no longer matter?
I have a suggestion to Congress: We'll tell you when we're ready for you to stop acting nice with each other. Until then, humor us with the kabuki theater of cooperation.
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