HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Senate Story Hour

Posted December 17, 2009 at 10:48am

Not since former President George W. Bush read “My Pet Goat— to schoolchildren has a read-along stirred Washington so: The Senate clerk spent a good three hours Wednesday reading the text of a Democratic amendment at the behest of Sen. Tom Coburn.[IMGCAP(1)]The Oklahoma Republican was aiming to slow down debate over the bill (and Democrats, of course, were steamed), but he might have been on to something. Experts say reading aloud (at least to kids; there’s no research that we could find on middle-aged-to-old Senators) improves comprehension and is a bonding experience. And besides, these experts say, it’s “fun.—Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.