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Colin McEnroe Show: A Cat Call & Response To The SOTU

Jan 26, 2011

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. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.