How Not to Run a Congressional Hearing
Daniel Issa, pay attention!
If you’re going to hold a hearing, the first thing you will want to do is to find people who are experienced in the subject in which you are holding the hearing. By looking at the picture above, I could easily conclude that none of the people being questioned has ever been on “the pill” or have used a diaphragm. These gentlemen would be better suited to field questions about religion or religious rights.
If you are like me, you don’t go to a mechanic to get immunized or a personal trainer for tax advice. Why would anybody go to male clergymen about women’s contraception? While the rabbis and the Protestant ministers might be married, the Catholic priest probably is not.
If you are holding an investigation hearing, you will want to ask questions that are relevant to whatever it is you are trying to find out. Don’t ask a nutritionist a recipe for a casserole if the object of the hearing is to find the reasoning for the obesity epidemic. You can get the recipe after the hearing.
If you want to hold a congressional hearing and look good doing it, then ask qualified people relevant questions. Otherwise you’ll end up like this current congress with a 10% approval rating.
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