It takes some gall to culturally appropriate from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but Sen. Susan Collins reportedly did it anyway, employing a “ceremonial Native American stick” in negotiations over a continuing resolution to fund the government.
Susan Collins had senators in bipartisan meetings use a talking stick https://t.co/2wN8MbnITe
— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) January 22, 2018
The talking stick got out of hand — literally — and was replaced by a toy basketball after an accident.
This is the greatest country on earth pic.twitter.com/hHTtkh8E8C
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 22, 2018
Looks like the future is female after all.
This is why we need more women in office, I’m dead serious.
“Collins, introduced her fellow colleagues to using a talking stick during discussions, a Republican senator told CNN.
Whoever was holding the stick was the only senator allowed to talk — to prevent cross-talking.” https://t.co/MpaUM0VgEe
— Zoey Jordan Salsbury (@zoeyjsalsbury) January 22, 2018
Women know how to compromise and bring parties together. This is why we need to elect more women!
On a side note though, my guess is that the "talking stick" (hopefully) prevented women from getting cut off when speaking. https://t.co/dVG0EZCGi7
— Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (@GRRNow) January 22, 2018
Anecdotal data confirming we need more women in politics: male Senators can’t yield the floor, even while using a talking stick (which Collins had to introduce to them). https://t.co/JyK4wBrPCY
— Chris Tessone (@ChrisTessone) January 22, 2018
Talking stick a good idea for bending towards consensus, but maybe testosterone intervened. https://t.co/yG6pDTngre
— Peg (@ethnobot) January 22, 2018
I'm a long-time self-described unashamedly so feminist, but man a talking stick is really a girly thing to do.
— Patricia Luebke (@PLuebke) January 22, 2018
At least someone said it. But wait a minute — if we’re now cheering on rules that allow people to talk only when it’s their turn, why was Elizabeth Warren so celebrated when #ShePersisted? Shouldn’t she have passed along the ceremonial talking stick?
A talking stick?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 22, 2018
Good Lord, they’re all in a daycare, not just Don. A “talking stick”! What are they, all 5 year olds?! Grow up!!!
— SarahD (@SDfreeto) January 22, 2018
A talking stick. Bwahaha! They use these in my son's preschool.
— Brownie (@annebroun) January 22, 2018
We used a talking stick when I was eight
— (((Matt Robare))) (@MattRobare) January 22, 2018
The last time I heard of a talking stick was in my son’s 4 year old preschool class room.
— Susan M (@susan_maskery) January 22, 2018
I tried this with two-year-olds when I was a preschool teacher, except it was a toy car instead of a stick and it didn't work at all https://t.co/sggQg9PbTS
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 22, 2018
“No no no. You no have the #TalkingStick Senator. No talking! Now go take a nap nap in the corner Senator.
And don’t take a boom boom.
— Milton A. Gabriel (@1466Aaron) January 22, 2018
— DunWeyWeyDum (@DunWeyWeyDum) January 22, 2018
A talking stick?
A talking stick.
A talking stick!
A god damned talking stick?!
What in the holy hell is going on within our government? Are these people schoolchildren? Are they unable to govern themselves sufficiently to have a discussion such that they need a Talking Stick!? https://t.co/i6gK4puVVb
— Richard L Walton Jr (@RLWaltonJr) January 22, 2018
Are they 5?
Can they not have a reasonable discussion without the use of a talking stick?
If you cannot sit there waiting your turn to speak – go sit in the hall.
— Breaking Good (@mrtechsavy) January 22, 2018
Re : the Talking Stick. When did the Senate turn into a wacky summer camp movie?
— Dave🕵 (@DavetheYak) January 22, 2018
It's time for common sense talking stick reform.
— PoliticalPopcornNews (@PPN_News) January 22, 2018
Headline in 3 wks when they take up the next CR:
"Unnamed Senator Beats Colleague to Death With Collins' Talking Stick" pic.twitter.com/Y3G5Z9J31y
— Ira Goldman 🦆🦆🦆 (@KDbyProxy) January 22, 2018