Nooooooooooo. Please, just ... make it stop. Words cannot describe how grating this whole "let we, of different parties, sit next to each together at the State of the Union address, bravely risking ourselves against the scourge of partisan cooties" mini-tradition is. It's like your child wanting praise for not having a tantrum.
No, sweetums, that is called expected human behavior. You don't get cookies for agreeing to not smear mashed potatoes on the walls for one evening.
Here's an idea: For this year's effort, let's have our lawmakers arrange themselves in precise order of conservativeness, from one side of the room to the other, front to back. I don't actually care who sits where, I just want to see two hundred Republicans all fighting to sit in one corner chair.