United, we sit. Divided, we caucus.
By Monica Hesse and Jason Horowitz,
Ever since Colorado Sen. Mark Udall (D) launched his "movement" to integrate Republicans and Democrats at the usually divided State of the Union address, more than 50 senators and representatives have signed on for the sit-in. Sen. Pat Leahy's office has promised that the Democratic senator from Vermont will be saving seats for his Republican pals. Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have declared themselves seat buddies: "Although Olympia and I are members of different political parties, we are first and foremost Americans," Landrieu said in a statement. Â¶ Common ground is right before your eyes, Congress. Â¶ Having a hard time finding a bipartisan perch in Tuesday's game of musical chairs? Here's a guide to some caucuses you may already belong to.
Prone to outbursts? Sit down and hush.
l Rep. Joe "You lie" Wilson (R-S.C.)
l Rep. Steve "Big lie" Cohen (D-Tenn.)
l Rep. Randy "Baby killer" Neugebauer (R-Tex.)
Recently declared retirees: Please check in at the hobby corner.
l Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)
l Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.)
l Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
Enjoy your seats. But don't get too comfy.
l Sen. Orrin
l Sen. Dick
l Sen. Ben
l Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
l Sen. Jim
You must be this tall to hear this speech.
l Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
l Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
l Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
l Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.)
l Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)
Down in front!
l Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
l Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.)
l Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
Coulda Been a Contender Row
Don't look back in anger, fellas.
l Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
l Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
l Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
The Cowboy Corral
Hats off! No, seriously, take
your hat off.
l Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.)
l Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.)
Obama has a lighter, guys.
l House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
l Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa)
l Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Bipartisanship! In 140 characters or less!
l Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
l Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
l Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)
l Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
l Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.)
l Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
l Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
These guys literally live in Congress.
l Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.)
l Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.)
l Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)
l Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.)