When you live in flyover country and have the opportunity to appear on cable, it lacks some of the niceties of the big city: no green room, no professional makeup artist, and sometimes you have to drive yourself to the studio through Detroit’s version of rush hour traffic (yeah, I know, no one works in this city anymore, but we’re on the rebound).
Which means you don’t get the same opportunity to compose your thoughts.
So here’s what I should have said when asked what two questions I’d ask Elena Kagan in a confirmation hearing:
- Do you think the President should be able to order the assassination of an American citizen with Predator drones with no due process?
- What sort of disclosure does your former employer Goldman Sachs owe its clients when it makes a massive bet that millions of Americans will lose their homes?