Thursday, December 29, 2005

Happy New Year!

Here's This Week's Discussion Question:

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot?"

Please keep the discussion civil and do not wander off into "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" or "If we forget auld acquaintance, wouldn't it seem to follow that it'd never be brought to mind?"

This week's free question for the media

Occasionally on TWDQ we'll offer up a question that we'd love to see someone ask Scott McClellan in the daily press gaggle. Or the Vice President, should he emerge from his bunker again anytime soon to yak with Tim Russert. Or the President himself, should he appear without a script anytime soon.

Here's our initial offering:
"Since Vice President Cheney has defended the administration's secret spying program by insisting that 'it's not an accident that we haven't been hit in four years,' would he be willing to hold a private meeting with Senators Rockefeller and Roberts to explain exactly which specific instance of surveillance without a warrant foiled which particular hit and how exactly a FISA court warrant would have botched it all up?"
It's all yours, journalists. Free free free. Ask away.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Holiday Edition

Here's the Christmas installment of This Week's Discussion Question:

"What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?"

Please keep the discussion civil and do not wander off into "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" or "Do They Know it's Christmas?"

Peace on earth, goodwill to all.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Bonus Question!

It's a two-fer for the holidays!

Here's a bonus episode of This Week's Discussion Question:
If William Jefferson Clinton had, oh, let's just say, authorized wiretapping of American citizens without a warrant, might our public discourse be centered around the question of whether or not the death penalty could be invoked for an impeachment conviction?
Please keep the discussion civil and do not wander off into "Are you kidding me? We'd be debating whether or not he could be revived and executed again on each count!"


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Let's Get This Party Started!

On Friday morning's Today Show, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Katie Couric that the White House took so long to support the anti-torture legislation sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) because they wanted to make sure they got this "important" new law "right".

So here's the inaugural This Week's Discussion Question:
What could a Vietnam vet, former POW and torture victim possibly get wrong in an anti-torture amendment that President "Flight physical?" Bush and Vice President "I had other priorities" Cheney might be able to get right?
Please keep the discussion civil and do not wander off into "Would you believe anybody in this administration if they told you the time of day?" or "Do you think the President could pronounce 'Abu Ghraib' the same way three straight times on a bet?"