January 21, 2009

The White House — the YouTube site.

Created today. There's a nice crisp video of the inauguration address, including the botched oath. And there's this haphazard montage from the Lincoln Memorial concert:


vbspurs said...

My God, don't do that to me, Ann!

I thought when you tagged "Stevie Wonder" that Obama had launched his first video with "Isn't she lovely?" about Michell's dress...


Lem said...

Did you see Stevie Wonder giving Obama his harmonica?

Not one day on the job and Obama is allready on the take. Hello Chicago.

Mixalhs said...

Oh, Lem. You are so silly.

I will say, though. I think concerts at memorials are tacky.

Lem said...

Oh, Lem. You are so silly.

My party is out of the white house.. don't expect much high mindedness from me ;)

Lem said...

BTW - Isn't the White House supposed to be a partisanship free zone?

The new WhiteHouse.gov website has in big letters "CHANGE HAS COME TO AMERICA".

partisan tone if ask me.

vbspurs said...


Two of my neighbours said the same thing, when they brought it to my attention.

The equivalent would be for McCain to have splashed "Country First" on the White House site, and though it has a more patriotic ring to it (and hence, Presidential) I also think it would've been tacky.

It's time to be a statesman, Obama, not a politician.

LonewackoDotCom said...

Meanwhile, from our "things completely over Althouse's head" file:

1. Why is the U.S. president so tight with a private company? I could set up a site to host videos too, but could I get him to post his videos there and have a traffic-producing presence there? (Bonus: look into EricSchmidt)

2. Are there actual links from whitehouse.gov to other sites? People would pay hundreds or thousands for such links. Is the value of that being disclosed and taken into account?

3. Will whitehouse.gov play the same fun games BHO's sites did? For instance, misquoting someone to smear them, or disappearing things? (That's a rhetorical question).

rightwingprof said...

So is he going to put up an explanation for why he flipped the bird to US veterans by being the first President to skip the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball? Of course, he'll send loud and clear fuck yous to the military time and time again, like Clinton did. Hope and change! Presidents who despise the military!

I'm going to go throw up now.