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Lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates were recently filmed surfing Web sites like Facebook, Crate & Barrel and Ebay during this year’s General Assembly session. A few defended the use of social sites as a means of communicating with constituents.

By Mike McPhate  |  April 17, 2009; 12:01 AM ET
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Who would define "non work related" websites? Congresscritters have legitimate reasons to access social networking sites to keep in touch with constituents.

Posted by: plurie | April 17, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

lighten up everybody... if we all were held to that same standard of not being able to spend a few minutes diverted we'd all be fired

Posted by: mhoffy5949 | April 17, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Nah, let them look around. One of them might find A CLUE cheap on ebay. :)

Posted by: Sharon_59 | April 17, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

should be the same as the policy for state workers, whatever that is. oh, and on the house or senate floors they should have the voting buttons on an interlock with a breathilyzer and if they blow at or above the limit, their vote doesn't count...

Posted by: natty-bumppo | April 17, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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