Political question

United States
May 19, 2007 8:01pm CST
I have a question regarding politics. This should not in anyway start a contoversy cause it isn't that type of question. I have noticed here in the states that they will televise politicians signing bills into law and other important documents. When they do so I noticed that they have to sign in many different places. So here is my question ... I have noticed that each signature is done with a new pen and each pen given to one of the people standing around the politician. Why do they do that? (see I told you it shouldn't start any problems LOL)
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
20 May 07
They use different pens so the people attending can have a souvenier of the day. Its a stupid practice, but a lot of times, the bills are suggested by every day people and the politicians think this is a way of repaying them for their good citizenship. Personally, I think that lowering taxes, or increasing social spending would be a better thanks.
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• United States
20 May 07
I figured it was just for the purpose of having a souvenier but wanted to be sure. Yeah lower taxes or better care of our people would definitely thank all of us and do so much better. Thanks for replying it is nice to see you judy!
• United States
18 Jul 07
Thank you for replying. Your answer made complete sense!