You have read, of course, about Senator Susan Collins instituting the rule that only the person holding the talking stick in her meetings is allowed to talk; because apparently members of the United States Senate cannot be relied upon to comport themselves like adults.
Collins wouldn’t let any senator in the room talk unless they were holding a “talking stick” — which one aide later said was a Maasai leadership stick that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) gave Collins a few years ago. At one point, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee forcefully tossed the stick toward Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia after Warner interrupted him, nearly shattering a glass elephant belonging to Collins
Perhaps a conch shell would have been more appropriate.
Of course, we already knew the senate was nothing more than spoiled children after Senator Cory Booker’s unhinged hissy-hit last week. Somebody get the senator his nook and a fresh nappy.