Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great article about a Senate parliamentarian!

Check out this great article about Bob Dove who served as a Senate parliamentarian for 35 years. The article's title is: Ex-Parliamentarian Advises: Cool It and can be found at

I believe that sometimes the best advice a parliamentarian can offer is a motion that can help the members in a meeting "cool it". The motions to recess or to adjourn are sometimes the best strategic moves a member in a meeting can make. When the heat of the moment has take over the better thinking of some members, a break for 10 to 15 minutes or until the next meeting can work wonders.