A handful of Congress members are apparently such attention whores that they squeeze to the front of the pack at every State of the Union to shake the president's hand as he walks in. Who are these "aisle hogs"?
Salon's Steve Kornacki did the yeoman's work of watching CSPAN clips of the president's entrance from the last 10 State of the Union addresses. Here's the five "aisle hogs" he's identified and highlighted in the clip up top:
- Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.)
- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
- Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)
- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)
Since most of the last 10 State of the Unions were delivered by George W. Bush, why would all of these Democrats rush to shake his hand every year? Because Democrats are, generally speaking, suckers.