President’s Question Time?

John McCain:

I will ask Congress to grant me the privilege of coming before both houses to take questions, and address criticism, much the same as the Prime Minister of Great Britain appears regularly before the House of Commons.

Well that’s an interesting idea. It would definitely help McCain live up to his pledge that his “administration will set a new standard for transparency and accountability.”

On the one hand, direct questioning from members of Congress would definitely make the President more accessible and subject him to tougher scrutiny than ever before. On the other hand, questioning by Congress would more often than not degenerate into a way to score cheap political points and wouldn’t be terribly illuminating. In any event, it would make for great political spectacle.

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2 responses to “President’s Question Time?

  1. Very interesting indeed. Would love to see it!

    Godfather (theslowbleed.com)

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