Voice mail hell at Obama's White House
Ya know, when I used to call the Bush White House, a human picked up. With Obama, you get Press 1... and I hung up when I got to the "If you are using a rotary phone" part, even though that gets you a human, since I didn't want to lie to the poor schlub on the other end.
And if the White House is that all-fired het up on messaging these days, they might consider the implications of creating the impression, however unjust MR SUBLIMINAL Haw that they'd just rather not talk to the
No, I don't want to check the website. I had enough of being told to do that by the OFB during the primariez.
No, I don't want to shout into the empty void of a Comment Line.
No, I don't want send some email into the political equivalent of /dev/null.
I want a human.
Maybe whoever's got the messaging budget could spend a little less money on "creative class" types to buff the gradients and fondle the cute little dingbats, and a little more money on the simple choice of getting a human to answer the phone?
NOTE Does the "trade dress" of whitehouse.gov remind anyone else of a hermetically sealed container? It makes my back teeth itch.