Friday, January 21, 2011

UPDATE: Nice, but pointless, says Lamborn

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Doug Lamborn: Not officially invited to the party.
  • Doug Lamborn: Not officially invited to the party.

The Denver Post is reporting that Rep. Doug Lamborn does indeed have plans for the big night.

Inspired by an idea from Sen. Mark Udall, Republicans and Democrats in Colorado's seven-member House delegation plan to sit together during next week's State of the Union address to demonstrate that the state is more important than politics.

Udall's message was that the union is more important than politics, but Lamborn and friends apparently think that that's a bit of a stretch.

——- ORIGINAL POST, 11:48 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20 ——-

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is no party crasher.

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, some Republicans will sit with Democrats, and vice versa, in a brief post-Tucson-shooting feel-good partisan truce.

Nice idea, but when we asked whether or not our Congressman was going to follow U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's call for civility, Lamborn's spokeswoman, Catherine Mortensen, said that her boss hadn't actually been invited, personally, by fax/e-mail/telegram/sing-a-gram to sit with the Democrats.

Plus, she seemed to say, does it really matter where a congressman/woman sits during the president's State of the Union? It's time someone takes the high road on taking the high road.

Congressman Lamborn . . . thinks it is fine for Republicans and Democrats to sit together. But, the larger issue here, and what the Congressman thinks should be the focus for the upcoming State of the Union Address, is the President’s message. What the President proposes is ultimately of far greater importance to the American people than where anyone sits.

Far more important issues face the American people, and Congress, for sure, which is why Lamborn is so deeply committed to the expansion of off-shore drilling and drowning of NPR in a bathtub.

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