I received this today and thought I’d go ahead and post it for those who aren’t signed up for notices from the Obama camp:
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.
“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:http://whitehouse.gov/OpenForQuestions
Thanks, and remember to check back Thursday to watch the President answer some of your questions live.
While this, to me, smacks of pandering, I think it’s a pretty neat idea–not that it will do much in terms of transparency and accountability, how could it? But it does give people a “voice” . . . it should be noted in the interest of “transparency” that the Bush White House had on its website a similar forum for citizen’s questions and comments.