Norway PM Busted Playing Pokemon Go in Parliament

"We ladies can do two things at the same time you know," says another Pokemon-obsessed pol
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2016 9:21 AM CDT
Norway PM Busted Playing Pokeman Go in Parliament
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg preferred to play Pokemon Go than listen to a debate Tuesday in Parliament.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Another Norwegian politician has been nabbed playing Pokemon Go when she should be policy-making. This time it was Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who was snapped tapping away at her phone Tuesday during a debate in Parliament, the Guardian reports. It's not necessarily that the debate was a snooze. Solberg, 55, is an admitted fan of the game, taking time out on a trip to Slovakia in August to hunt for monsters rather than seeing the sights in the capital Bratislava, per the Local. The gaffe wasn't the first to befall a Norwegian pol. Trein Skei Grande, the head of the Liberal Party, preferred Pokemon Go to whatever was going on during a national security meeting in August. In fact, Grande was speaking on Tuesday when the PM was in full Pokemon mode. "I think that Trine will like that I opened the game while she was at the pulpit," Solberg joked. Grande didn't seem to mind at all. "We ladies can do two things at the same time you know," she tweeted, per the Guardian. (This couple abandoned their toddler to play Pokemon.)

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