Got this email today in my surreptitious Obama inbox:
I wanted to tell you about an exciting new feature just launched on the White House website called “Open for Questions.”
Here’s how it works — President Obama is inviting everyone to ask a question about the economy and to rate other questions up or down.
On Thursday morning, the President will conduct an online town hall on the economy and answer some of the most popular questions live.
Watch a video of the President explaining this new feature and be a part of it now.
“Open for Questions” is an opportunity to open up the White House to all Americans.
It’s an experiment designed to encourage transparency and accountability by giving you a direct line to the White House.
This first round will deal with the economy. Americans deserve to know what their government is doing to get our economy back on track. But it’s up to you to participate and make this experiment a success.
Join the discussion now:
Thanks, and remember to check back Thursday to watch the President answer some of your questions live.
Organizing for America
I wonder. If enough people submit the following question, do you suppose he’ll answer it?
Mr. President, you promised during the campaign that you’d go “line by line” and eliminate wasteful spending in the budget. Did you do that with the budget you signed earlier this month? And if so, do you consider any of the spending it authorized to be wasteful?
I’ll be over here, holding my breath.
– Nick (Colorado Patriot) from HQ