President’s Questions?

by Sal on February 3, 2010

in Politics

After Obama’s Q&A with the Republican Congressional caucus last Friday, people as diverse as Markos Moulitsas and Ed Morrissey are calling for a regular Q&A type session, similar to the British Parliament’s Prime Minister’s Questions.  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  On the one hand, it would give the opportunity for the President to face some tough questions; on the other hand, the President is not part of Congress and not subject to Congress, unlike the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who is a member of Parliament.  In the end, I think separation of powers should rule the day, and this tradition should not be introduced into American politics.

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