He emails. He texts. He knows what Facebook is. Barack Obama is set to become America's most plugged-in commander-in-chief, although William McKinley was pretty darn handy with a phonograph.
According to tech analyst Andrew Raseij, we're headed for a brave new world of presidential interactivity…
"I think the days of just a Saturday morning radio address and an occasional press conference as the way the president speaks to the American public are over," Raseij said.
"I wouldn't be surprised if Barack Obama starts doing a weekly YouTube video and also fireside chats for the 21st century by allowing people to filter up questions to him that he might answer."
Oooh. I hope he re-enacts Hamster on a Piano.
The president-elect already has said he'll have a five-day online comment period before signing any nonemergency legislation, so Americans can be part of the process.
That's another great idea, making online comments part of the legislative process. We'll know it's working when Obama starts signing bills authorizing che@p pen!s p!lls, and adding the notation "LOL U GUYZ ALL SUCK" below his name.
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