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BlackBerrys in Hand, Senators Thumb Their Noses at Ban

February 14th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

By Mary Ann Akers And Paul Kane

So much for the tradition of the Senate, at least when it comes to the legendary decorum that includes a ban on senators or staff using electronic devices on the chamber floor.

Any number of senators and staff can be seen using their BlackBerrys with reckless disregard for the rules that forbid their use. Openly flouting the rules yesterday, Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond (R-Mo.) pulled out his BlackBerry while standing in the well of the chamber. He read and sent messages while talking to another senator and managing a bill on intelligence agency issues. Read more…

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The Joplin Globe: Sen. Bond to announce technology funding on Saturday in Joplin

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  • 1 Douglas Duckworth // Feb 14, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    At least Kit Bond didn’t bust out a bottle of Chivas Regal and start talking to God.

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