Glass elephant damaged as senators used ‘talking stick’ in parley in Susan Collins’ office

Glass elephant damaged as senators used ‘talking stick’ in parley in Susan Collins’ office

[Ed. – I don’t think that’s what the talking stick is actually meant for.  But points for originality in providing public entertainment.]

Collins, R-Maine, introduced her fellow colleagues to using a talking stick during discussions, multiple senators told CNN.

Whoever was holding the stick was the only senator allowed to talk — to prevent cross-talking.

One Republican senator describing the incident told CNN the stick was successful, but on one occasion, one of the other senators was speaking while another asked a question and then turned with another quick, longer, louder question. The member who was holding the stick “forcefully delivered” the stick across the room — but it missed its mark and caused damage to a shelf in Collins’ office.

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A glass elephant sitting on a shelf owned by Collins became the casualty, with the stick chipping it a little bit.

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