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
Susan Collins (Image: YouTube screen grab via C-SPAN)

[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.

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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