You know, not for nothing, but sitting next to people you don't like is something you learn how to do civilly in elementary school, so I'm not sure why it's that big a deal if Congress decides to mingle during the State of the Union speech. It's not like they don't mingle in the restaurants and bars in the first place. Remember, it's not a left-right divide, but a rich-poor one. They're all rich, the media pundits who cover them are all rich, even the cable comedy show hosts are rich. You can tell the not-rich ones because we're less likely to have TV shows. Not that I'm stereotyping. You want to see stereotyping, here's a whole map of prejudice, via Arthur. Also,, via Leigh Dragoon, the US according to someone's racist aunt. And lastly, via BoingBoing, the world according to San Francisco. Now that's some cherce stereotyping!