Weekend Watchdog

Terrance Heath

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information for the shows, so we can let them know what their viewers want asked. We’ll post a wrap-up here on the blog on Monday.

The watchdog is back, and it looks like this week’s line-up on the Sunday shows gives us a perfect chance to sink our teeth into some of the slipperiest questions of the past week. That is, if any of them toss us a bone in the form of a relevant question or two.What’s on your list? What questions do you want to hear asked and — more importantly — answered this Sunday? We’ve got a few of our own in mind.

For Red Cavaney, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (ABC, This Week): Your organization estimates that it will take at least seven to 10 years before offshore drilling provides Americans with any oil.

Is drilling really the fastest way to relieve the economic squeeze Americans are feeling at the pump?

For Carly Fiorina, (CBS, Face the Nation): You’ve pointed out that the price of oil has doubled since John McCain began talking about our energy problems.

It’s estimated that the amount of usable oil thought to be off our coastlines would only reduce the price of oil by $2.25 per barrel, and gas by 2.5 cents per gallon, by 2025. How does drilling significantly lower the price of oil, or gasoline?

For Tom Daschle (Fox New Sunday): Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the controlling health care costs is our biggest economic challenge, and the same week we’re heard reports that health care costs are driving more seniors in to bankruptcy.

As the co-author of a new book about our health care crisis, do you agree with Ben Bernanke’s assessment?

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Contact info for the Sunday shows

Contact ABC’s This Week by clicking here

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