Sign the petition to Demand Question Time

Sign the petition to urge more accountability and transparency

Sign the petition to urge more accountability and transparency

Did you love the new and improved Obama on view last Friday when he fielded questions from Republicans at their retreat?

A group spearheaded by David Corn, Washington Bureau chief for Mother Jones, is pushing for a regular monthly if not weekly reprise, along the lines of the British question period where the opposition party has the chance to grill the Prime Minister in England. They have set up a website called Demand Question Time, with a petition for you to sign. While a USA Today article insists that the White House is shooting down the idea, other believe Obama could be persuaded if enough people insist that this should become part of our political tradition. It’s up to us.

The video shows the interchange between the Republicans and his opposition party in its entirety. The Obama performance so dazzled the folks at MSNBC that they rushed a two-hour special with Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow on air for two hours the same evening.

Bonnie Bucqueroux retired from Michigan State University's School of Journalism to experiment with online publications, including Lansing Online News. She is also co-president (with Susan Masten) of Lansing Area NOW.

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