The Droning Voice really wasn’t paying too much attention when she read this tome, but THIS is the book that made her realize each selection she reads should have a “slumber” rating, with 5 stars being a real drool-inducing stupor selection.
“Cushing’s Manual” gets 5 stars.
What kept The Droning Voice awake while she was reading this, was her curiosity about what kind of person this Luther Stearns Cushing was. She can only imagine. Was he in real life a party animal? Did he, on occasion, sneak into an assembly hall with his hat on? Did he ever yell, “Point of order!” during sex? Did he even HAVE sex?
This book is about Parliamentary Procedure, and is, The Droning Voice is certain, VERY important for those elected to office to have full knowledge of, so that they can, with great intent and fore-thought, ignore said procedures. She will also point out, though, that having full knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure is probably indicative of a personalty disorder (most often found in people who run for public office), so if you meet somebody with this knowledge, you might want to cut them a wide berth. You certainly don’t want to wind up the focus of a congressional hearing.
he Droning Voice also apologizes in advance if she misread your ancestor’s first name. The abbreviations of names was not in any way consistent that she could figure out. However, that is exactly the kind of ambiguity that politicians like, so no surprise THERE.
Remember this book was published in 1895, so don’t get all riled up about certain amendments to the Constitution not being read.
Calm down. Relax. Breathe deeply. Fall asleep while learning about Parliamentary Procedure. God knows The Droning Voice almost did.