SOTU: It feels like a high school reunion

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By Joe Scarborough

Walking on the floor of Congress on the night of the President’s State of the Union is like nothing in American politics. Looking around now I see the top presidential contenders for 2008, the Chief Justice of the United States, the first woman Speaker in US history and scores of old friends.

It feels like a high school reunion with very powerful classmates that stuck around the campus for another five years or so.

Republicans are in a surly mood and for good reason. The president they will hear tonight has put them in the minority for the foreseeable future and that is bad news for House members. But one senator told me he liked his new status.

“The Senate rules are so screwed up that we have more power in the minority than when we were in power.”

And so it goes in Washington’s screwed up world.

SOTU: It feels like a high school reunion

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