Let the games begin! Welcome and thanks for joining us this evening... and for pulling yourselves away from the coverage in California to be here
Weird not seeing Dennis Kucinich with his traditional aisle seat
Marcy Kaptur and Marcia Fudge sitting together a seat or two off the aisle.
The practice of inviting a guest of the president to watch the speech in person began 31 years ago when President Reagan invited a guy named Lenny Skutnik who dove into the Potomac a few weeks earlier to rescue a victim of a plane crash.
Most members of Congress get to take one guest to SOU, party leaders get more.
Jay Leno@jayleno tweet:
At the #SOTU tonight, when the President walked into the chamber, instead of ‘Hail to the Chief’ they played ‘Hey Big Spender.’
Was expecting a sequester solution there