Legislating

Can Be Fun Ever since last August, when New York's Alfonse D'Amato, right, serenaded the U.S. Senate with his not exactly Pavarotti-ish reading of Old MacDonald Had a Farm, we've been curious about wh

--Taiwan -- National Assembly: Several screaming, kicking, scratching and spitting matches erupted between female members last summer. One involved accusations that a member had distracted male colleagues with short skirts and visible panties. Another, above, boiled up during a constitutional debate.

--Israel -- Knesset: During a December debate, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres expressed mild disapproval of the biblical King David's ethics (he slept with Bathsheba, a married woman, and arranged to have her husband killed). Peres' comments outraged members of religious parties. One shouted, "Shut up! You will not give out grades to King David!" and physically menaced Peres; another was...

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