The spirit of bipartisan symbolism seems to have infused the land.
Word comes out of that bastion of liberalism, the Upper West Side, that a number of political clubs, including the Community Free Democrats, the Ansonia Independent Democrats and the Park River Independent Democrats, will gather at a local watering hole to watch the State of the Union with their colleagues from across the aisle and around the block, the West Side Republican Club, in an homage to the bipartisan seating arrangement trumpeted by Colorado Senator Mark Udall and embraced by most of our local delegation.
“We are making a little bit of political club history,” said Jason Haber, a former president of the Community Free Democrats political club. “If we can do this on the deepest of blue areas on the Upper West Side, it can be done anywhere, even in Washington.”
Haber dismissed the notion that his club and their allies were merely engaging in a symbolic pursuit.
“You have to start somewhere,” he said. “Baby steps.”
All of which leads us to one question: There are actually REPUBLICANS on the Upper West Side??
“Somewhere,” Huber said. “They are hidden amongst us.”