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While President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address to Congress at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Washingtonians of every political affiliation will be following along with bated breath.
However, for some, the temporarily lengthened attention spans won’t be focused on the issues at hand, but at winning a game.
State of the Union watch parties are an annual ritual in D.C., and each year bars are full of bipartisan crowds hanging on to every word coming from the commander-in-chief’s podium. At Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan, for instance, patrons will greet the speech with a drinking game. The rules are simple: Pick a word you expect Obama to say, and pay $1 for a Jell-O shot when he does.
(Need help finding a party? Other ideas from Going Out Guide are here.)
But if you’re planning something low-key — say, watching the address from your couch with a few friends — might we suggest a rousing game of State of the Union bingo?
Tweet In Washington, there’s never a shortage of rhetoric. And with the 2012 campaign in full swing, it’s safe to assume that President Obama’s address will dovetail nicely with his re-election efforts. What words and phrases do you think President Obama will use most? Tell us by using the hashtag #SOTUbingo. We’ll post some of your responses right here.
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