Friday, July 18, 2003
is how you could email the president last month: Address it to firstname.lastname@example.org,
write your comment, click Send. That was then.
is how to email the President of the United States now, thanks
to the new, improved White House website technology.
- Go to the website
- Click the Contact
- Scroll past
the mailing address, invitation guidelines, gift policies and White
House phone numbers. Click on "President George W. Bush: White
House Web Mail". Read the twelve lines of instructions, and
- Select whether
your message will be "a supporting comment" or "a differing
- Choose a category
from the twelve subjects offered. There is no category for Other subjects.
- Choose your
Prefix. It is mandatory. Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, Dr, Drs, Sr, Sra, Admiral,
Airman, Airman First Class, Ambassador, Brigadier General, Cadet, Chaplain,
and so on alphabetically down thru The Rev. Dr, Vice Admiral and Warrant
- Done? Enter
your First and last names and middle initial, plus your title and organization
if any, street, city, state, ZIP code and email address. Click Continue.
- Type your
letter in the blank. Click Continue.
- Review your
message. Click Continue.
- Click "No,
I have no further comments at this time." Click Continue. You are
dumped back to the White House home page.
suspect Mr. Bush will get a lot less email now that people have to jump
through those hoops. Do you think he wants much less email, boys and girls?
Or is that his idea of streamlining a process?
Messer commentary, KTSA.
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