Finally, the President and I agree on something. I’m sure he’ll be thrilled.
In his first remarks on the Malaysian plane crash last Thursday, he said the “world is watching.”
Indeed, the world is watching. I sent the President an email to that effect, telling him that the world is watching and that we, the people, are waiting for his response and actions.
Here’s the response to my missive so far:
“Thank you for contacting the White House.
“President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible Administration in history. That begins with taking comments and questions from you, the American people, through our website.
“Our office receives thousands of messages from Americans each day. We do our best to reply to as many as we can, but please be aware that you may find more information and answers to your questions online.
“We encourage you to visit WhiteHouse.gov regularly to follow news and updates, and to learn more about President Obama's commitment to moving our Nation forward.
“For an easy-to-navigate source of information on Federal government services, please visit: www.USA.gov.
“Thank you again for your message.” The Office of Presidential Correspondence
I dutifully entered my personal information on the submission form. That’s a requirement for submitting a message to the President who “is committed to creating the most open and accessible Administration in history;” who does so by “taking comments and questions” from we, the American people, through “their” website.
“Their” website. Hmmm. Whose website is it? Theirs or ours? But I digress…
I don’t expect to hear from the President any time soon. He’s at Camp David. Last week must have been exhausting with all those Democratic fundraisers, baby holding, and “managing” world crises.
According to his official schedule I call “The Royal Watch”, the President has no public meetings scheduled for the next couple of weeks.
There is no mention of the Presidential Daily Briefings in the Oval Office, closed to the press, of course. No meetings scheduled with the Vice President, Secretary of State Kerry or Secretary of the Treasury Lew. Nothing being done “for the children”, the catch-all phrase that can’t be criticized.
If you Google “Where is Obama Right Now” the latest information posted is for July 13th and states that “President Obama is taking action to help ensure opportunity for all Americans.”
That was a week ago Sunday and that post doesn’t match the “no public schedule” on the “The Royal Watch” for that day.
As the President said, the “world is watching.”
I’m betting he’s watching the British Open…