FRIVOLOUS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS….Inspired by last night’s festivities, I would like to propose a constitutional amendment:
Section 1. The president of the United States shall be required to hold a press conference no less often than once every week. The length of said press conference shall be no less than two hours.
Section 2. The president shall be allowed to have no advisors present to assist him at press conferences.
Section 3. Each press conference shall include eleven reporters, nine to be selected by members of the House of Representatives and two to be selected by members of the Senate. Each house may enact its own rules for specifying the order in which its members select reporters, with the proviso that every member must be allowed to select a reporter at least once per year. Members may select only reporters who have been accredited via the standing rules of their house.
Section 4. Alternate press conferences shall be made available for radio and television broadcast. Transcripts of all press conferences shall be made publicly available via the internet as soon as practicable, and in no case later than six hours after the end of the conference.
Section 5. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
So what do you think? Congress ought to go for it since it gives them the chance to curry favor with the press, so all we need is three-quarters of the states. Should be a piece of cake!
UPDATE: Tim Dunlop has a modest suggestion that might be a little less complicated than my idea.