It's 1:30 And Sheila Jackson Lee & Al Green Are Already Sitting In Their Seats For The State Of The Union, And You Can't Budge Them

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This seat is mine! MINE!!
It's become a tradition for camera-hungry congresspeople to park their butts in aisle seats hours before the State of the Union speech to ensure they get a moment with the President as he leaves the chamber after the speech.

It's about 2:30 Eastern time as we write this, and Houston congressmembers Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green are proudly keeping the tradition going.

NBC reports at least four members of Congress are claiming seats in the House chamber already for the speech, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern.

That's a lot of sitting.

Jackson Lee has long mastered the method of getting SOTU face time with whatever president is walking out; as other members noticed, they have been claiming seats too, forcing the ritual to start earlier each year.

You can't save a seat by throwing a jacket on it or pasting a Post-It note; members are informed in writing that saving a seat requires a congressional butt to be in it.

And thus the butts of Jackson Lee and Green are planted, ready for a long, long wait, like tech nerds when a new smartphone comes out or homemade Jedi knights waiting for a new Star Wars episode.

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jd_bauer
jd_bauer

"I bez a quen !!!  youse alls need to be done treats mez liks un" Shelka Jackson Lee

She perfectly embodies the entitlement mentality of the ignorants she represents, I guess that's why she keeps getting re-elected year after year

armigerous
armigerous

Houston's #1 $h!t talking colored girl is an aisle hog....has been for years

Joshua Aplnr
Joshua Aplnr

It's not a school district n her congressional district is on the brink of utter failure, to keep her busy and all... NFISD

David Castillo
David Castillo

Are you kidding people... her sitting in that seat was probably considered "overtime".

William Scurlock
William Scurlock

This is true she held on to the president way too long , and looked like she wanted to cry : (

Andrew Hernandez
Andrew Hernandez

Not to mention worst boss of the year. Got to love a boss who hurls insults and threats at you all day.

Daniel Rex
Daniel Rex

Oh please she is a worthless misguided slug helping other slugs

Kendra Clemons
Kendra Clemons

People love to hate on SJL, but she's the only local Congressional Representative whom I've seen out and about in the community, and not just at fund-raising events. And I know people who have been helped by SJL - Houstonians who weren't even her constituents, but she took the time to help them out when they couldn't get help from anyone else.

Georgia Magnus Landry
Georgia Magnus Landry

She probably does this for any photo op she can find~She's always front and center!!!

Rick Hurt
Rick Hurt

Just checked, she has 20 bills she authored, on Jan 3rd... all 20 have no co sponsors... these are new and rehashed bills... like all the pieces of legislation she has authored since she has been a congressional leader in DC they never get out of committee... they die on the last day of the session... she has some work to do, if she believes she gets things done....

Joanie JoJo
Joanie JoJo

the most disturbing thing is that she keeps getting re-elected. there should be term limits ~

Loona_c
Loona_c

@Andrew Hernandez At least she couldn't make her employees do this for her.  LOL

onebadassbadboi
onebadassbadboi

@Kendra Clemons sounds like you like eatin that black Pus*y...hey i dont blame you...make that kitty purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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