Political debate: hanging on every word?
Blog Guy, as an American I get very frustrated watching our lawmakers at work. Is this typical of legislative bodies? Is it better in other countries?
It’s even worse in other places. You take Italy, where this week they debated whether to allow the offices of their prime minister’s accountant to be searched.
The debate became so anguished that it appears one MP tried to blind himself while another tried to hang herself with her own scarf.
Wow, that’s harsh! Did she succeed?
No, it turns out – and this is trivia worth knowing for you science buffs – it’s physically impossible to pull yourself up off the ground with one arm for a self-lynching.
That IS interesting! What about if you use BOTH arms?
I guess that would work, but it’s probably better to use both arms to hold your own head in the toilet until you drown.
Blog Guy, I have to say you’re no Dr. Kevorkian.
Italian lawmaker Rosy Bindi (L), president of the opposition Democratic Party, reacts during a session in parliament in Rome February 3, 2011. The Italian parliament voted on Thursday not to allow the offices of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s accountant to be searched over suspected connections with the prostitution scandal that has hit Berlusconi. REUTERS/Alessandro Bia