As Barack Obama took the oath of office, some IT guy was hustling to launch the new White House website. The new site launched at 12:01pm, just after Obama gently corrected Chief Justice Roberts for screwing up the oath. Whitehouse.gov comes complete with that Obama lots of soft gradients, borders on two sides of rectangles, and a whole lotta blogs.
The Take Back Barack effort (started by the Portland Phoenix's managing editor Jeff Inglis and staff writer Deirdre Fulton with this article) is on TV throughout January around the nation, thanks to Liberty News TV. (It's a non-profit progressive outfit based here in Portland, and they accept donations!)
Many of the comments about Take Back Barack
so far have been from conservatives shouting with glee, calling Obama a
"snake-oil salesman" and a "con man," and apparently suggesting I'm a
sucker for believing his promises. But it appears the progressive
community might be paying some attention. Early tomorrow morning (East
Coast time) - so early it's late at night Pacific time - I'll be on the
Phil Hendrie Show talking about the Take Back Barack effort.