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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:09 PM

State of the Union Seating Planners Troll Ted Nugent, Put Him Next to Gay Civil Rights Activist


great story here:
http://www.blueoregon.com/2013/02/operation-sparkle-ted-nugent-gets-seated-next-thomas-lauderdale/

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Reply State of the Union Seating Planners Troll Ted Nugent, Put Him Next to Gay Civil Rights Activist (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
SummerSnow Feb 2013 #1
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #2
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #3
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #4
Gman Feb 2013 #5
onenote Feb 2013 #6
Warpy Feb 2013 #7
Buck Turgidson Feb 2013 #11
vanlassie Feb 2013 #13
kysrsoze Feb 2013 #8
LonePirate Feb 2013 #9
Jim Lane Feb 2013 #12
felix_numinous Feb 2013 #10
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #14

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:11 PM

1. Roflmao ..shit czar.Be careful what you wish for.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:12 PM

2. Had a passing thought about Nugent and where he ended up last night

and then I promptly forgot about him!

This is great however - the look on his face - priceless!



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:17 PM

3. Aww Karma, she's my friend :). n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:22 PM

4. Kudos to the seating planner.



Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:31 PM

5. There is no left and right in music

Only the music.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:34 PM

6. Its a cute story but almost certainly not the result of any intentional decisionmaking

First, seating for the SOTU falls under the jurisdiction of the House Sergeant at Arms, who is picked by the Speaker. He's not making politically based decisions about seating. Plus there are several hundred seats in the gallery and its not like they have the time to be wedding planners assiging seats based on who the guest is. According to a longtime veteran House staffer I asked, each member is assigned a seat for their guest before they know who that member's guest will be (or even whether the member will have a guest).

It was fortuitous, but almost certainly just a matter of chance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:35 PM

7. ...and a much better musician, to boot

I didn't know he was a gay rights activist, but I'm not a bit surprised, especially given Dopey Ted's body language in that shot. He looks ready to climb up on the railing so the liberal don't rub off.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:23 PM

11. Pink Martini video


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Response to Buck Turgidson (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:01 AM

13. WOW. Fantastic

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:36 PM

8. He's really close to a brown person. Awesome!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:09 PM

9. What did Lauderdale do to piss off the seating planners?

I wouldn't want to be seated next to Nugent.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:32 AM

12. Think of what a great story he has to tell! (n/t)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:25 PM

10. If he leaned any further to the right

he would fall off that chair LOL!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:47 AM

14. Apparently, Ted was a perfect gentleman.

 

According to the story, they spoke at length and got along . The picture and implication seem to be an unfair representation of what occurred. Did people really expect him to be rude and disruptive?

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