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Political debate: hanging on every word?

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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.

italian parliament crop 240The 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.