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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Vincent Gray skipped State of the Union for girlfriend’s birthday — would you ditch for a partner?

(Brad Barket)
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray skipped the State of the Union address Tuesday night to attend a birthday party for his girlfriend.

Gray did not receive an invitation from President Obama, but he could have gone to the event as a guest of D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Instead he attended a 40-person party in a private room at Cafe Milano with his girlfriend of several years.

[The Reliable Source: Mayor Vincent Gray skips State of the Union]

So we ask: Would you skip the State of the Union address for a significant other? Vote in our reader poll after the jump.

GET MORE: Here’s video of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, in case you were also out with a significant other on Tuesday night.

By Michael Katz  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/26/2012

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