Political theatre — or effort to get the information from the witness?

Screen Shot 2013-01-23 at 2.21.20 PM

At hearings, Senators and Representatives can either ASK QUESTIONS or GIVE SPEECHES.  When they give speeches it is showmanship — either to heap big praise or to criticize.

I don’t know about you….but I turn on the hearings because I just want to know the information from the witnesses.  I don’t turn it on for the political theatre of speeches.

So for every high drama speech – praise or criticism – we lost opportunity to hear from the witness (Secretary Clinton.)