To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
So, we should use the House of Commons as our standard for respect in Congress?
Certainly not Canada's HOC. People can be real jerks there.
Here is just one example.
If you have to turn off and put your cell phone away at a movie theater, does it seem like common sense that you wouldn't sit in the front row and Twitter throughout the President's speech?
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln
In Cincinnati City Council, there are two councilwomen who are guilty of Twittering during council meetings, posting bitchy comments about each other on their Twitter pages. It's disrespectful in so many regards.
In more than one story about Congressman Joe "You Lie!" Wilson, it was reported that after his outburst, he occupied himself by typing on his BlackBerry. More disrespect. (On another note, the President accepted Wilson's apology.)
certainly the man felt that he has enough freedom to where he can speak out against the President or twitter if he so chooses. I guess he was wrong
Like Billy Jacks' soul attack, I'm one Injun you wont forget.
Just my 2 cents
Speaking about twittering though there was a picture on Drudge a few weeks back that showed state congressmen in Maryland (i think) playing solitare and on the web.