Why don't presidential candidates get grilled?
To the editor:
I have been watching the Senate confirmation hearings to approve Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. After watching the many questions and tough grilling a person must endure for this post, I agree it is a necessary step to take for such a high post in our judicial system.
Sadly, we do not have the same type of grilling for those who wish to be our president other then a person or people asking questions about current events and past events not really related to their qualifications to be elected to one of the highest positions, if not the highest, on our planet.
It is my belief that any American desiring to become president should be required to read the Constitution and Bill of Rights and be tested on their knowledge of same, with a test score of 100 percent before his or her name is placed on the ballot. It would not be necessary for the test to require the memory of each and every item verbatim, but rather general questions relating to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.