Scheduled to start shortly. The Republicans have a duty to show up. They ought not emulate Democrats from Wisconsin and Indiana state legislatures. It is also a protocol that should be observed. Protocols are simply political courtesies. They should respect the office of the president. Boehner gets it. Should Obama have a moment as he did when he broke protocol and publicly criticized the Supreme Court, then a walk-out might be justified. But, they have to wait and they have to be there.