It's Almost Ten O'Clock. Do You Know Where Your Webmaster Is?

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 02:56:03 +0000

One of my first stops in cyberspace after the inauguration was www.whitehouse.gov. It was nice to see the layout of the new site, with links to all EOP offices and cabinet departments readily accessible.

Of course, the toughest part about a website is keeping it current. I note that at 9:54 p.m. on January 20, this page claims that "The President has not yet issued any proclamations." But, as everyone knows, including those who have read the first post at the White House blog made over 7 hours ago:

Moments ago, in his first official act since taking the oath of office, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation, calling on Americans to serve one another and our common purpose on this National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation. Check it out below, or read it on the WhiteHouse.gov proclamations page.

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.

I suppose every little bit helps.