Posted by Rojas @ 11:22 pm on May 19th 2008

Vomit-inducing, and for all the right reasons.

Christopher Hitchens, who is opposed to pretty much everything, endorses John McCain’s fired-up idea for regular Congressional questioning of the President:

Harold Macmillan, who was perhaps the most outwardly urbane and unflappable of the whole postwar Tory generation, once confided that he often had to go and vomit with nerves before entering the crowded chamber of the House of Commons for prime minister’s questions. There’s no script. The handlers can’t come in there with you. There’s no warning of the real question, because the topic can easily be concealed inside an ostensible or pretext question. There’s no defense against a crisply worded follow-up. Nobody can become prime minister, or continue as prime minister, who cannot stand up to it.

Nor should we permit anyone to serve as President who can’t handle such a situation. No better candidate screener is imaginable. Can anyone imagine George W. Bush even daring to run for the office in a system which included such a mechanism?

C’mon, Senator Obama, pony up. Are you for it or against it? And if you’re against it, what are your reasons?

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  1. Battlestar Galactica had their president face the quorum like this recently and I thought it seemed like a fine idea. Maybe following the State of the Union speech.

    Comment by Jerrod — 5/20/2008 @ 5:46 pm

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