POLITICS
03/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lawmakers "Paralyzed By Twitter" During Obama Speech

President Obama spoke of economic calamity and war last night in that solemn rite of democracy, the address to the joint session of Congress. And lawmakers watched him with the dignity Americans have come to expect of their leaders: They whipped out their BlackBerrys and began sending text messages like high school kids bored in math class.

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