A bi-partisan group has started a campaign to make the president’s unscripted conversation with Republican legislators last week in Baltimore a regular thing. It’s not a bad idea, though I fear it will become one if it becomes a regular thing. Both sides will try to game it and therefore de-nude it of any value, though I have confidence that Republicans will figure out a way to do that better than Democrats will. Though the president seems to have gained the upper hand at the session, GOPers will not continue to do it if they feel they’re losing the PR battle, especially if the Administration thinks they don’t have to prepare for it. If it continues, you can be sure that Republicans will look to ask questions that are designed more to embarrass the president than to discuss ideas.
The site is slow at the time of this posting. I had a hard time getting to the petition, and once I signed it I got an internal error. Let’s hope it’s because many people are trying to sign the petition.