Incoming Obama Press Secretary Says Obama Plans to Dump Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell

Is it me or does Robert Gibbs just seem really nice? And doesn’t it sound like he says, “the dumbass don’t tell” policy? If so, right on, brother!

“Open for Questions” is a feature at Change.gov where people can submit questions directly to Pres.-Elect Obama. This is the second time such questions have been addressed.

During this second round, we decided to leave the voting open significantly longer, but even with that extra time we were surprised to see the final totals: 103,512 people submitted 76,031 questions and cast 4,713,083 votes. We can now be confident that the success of the first round was not just about a new trick, but just a hint of the willingness of the public to permanently change the way they interact with their government. There’s plenty of room to grow.

For this round we refined the process to make it more user-friendly, and broke out the questions into categories. We think this made for a more interesting experience, and ensured that a broader array of questions could get exposure. But we also wanted to try a new way of responding to the questions, so this time instead of text answers, we asked incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to sit down with us. Since there were so many popular questions in so many categories, we tried to pull out some of them that had been addressed previously by the President-elect or Vice President-elect in order to focus the video portion on questions that haven’t been as specifically addressed during the Transition.

The complete five-minute video follows.

H/T to AmericaBlog

3 Responses »

  1. rich shoenhair January 11, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    The Obama Presidency needs to use President Jimmy Carter as much as possible. President Carter will go down as one of the best Presidents ever and it is a World Shame that he operates in the shadows.

    High Visibility for President Carter!

  2. S in PA January 12, 2009 @ 12:05 am

    I agree with Rich Shoenhair. If only Reagan hadn’t made a traitorous deal with the Iranians screwing up any chance of Carter’s re-election. I went to Carter’s inaguration in 1977 and I recall it was very cold (I was 11).

  3. OH January 12, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    What are you doing trying to push the military around when you cant get them out of Iraq and havent neutralized Bushs inner guard.

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