In this recording, produced for Constitution Day 2006, UT-Austin professor Bruce Buchanan discusses the U.S. Constitution's vague and imprecise specification of executive authority. The Constitution, he points out, says relatively little about the actual exercise of executive power. He then goes on to reflect on how the Constituion's framers might view the actual exercise of presidential power today. Some, he suggests, would see the office of president as an unrecognizable perversion of the Constitution's plan to invest the bulk of governmental authority in Congress. Others would see the broad power presidents exercise today as a natural outgrowth of original intent.