Hillary Clinton would have a government blogging team
During her closing campaign rally in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton spoke of the need for greater government transparency, fully embracing the Internet and blogging.
“I want to put everything on the Internet! I want you to see the budget of every agency. I want you to track everything that goes on in your government — you pay for it, you should know about it!” she said.
And of blogging?
“We should even have a government blogging team where people in the agencies are constantly telling all of you, the taxpayers, the citizens of America, everything that’s going on so that you have up-to-the-minute information about what your government is doing, so that you too can be informed, and hold the government accountable.”
I’m not an American citizen, but I’m not sure that I’d want the British Government to be “constantly” blogging about what’s going on. Transparency is one thing, but blogging isn’t a catchall solution to… well, most things.
Nice bit of lingo, though. Apparently, she’s also now embracing Facebook.
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a politico buffoon, who would say anything for a sound bite. best…skip
oh great… something else for a Clinton to ruin…
I agree with your sentiment about too open government, and would rather have them spending the time on spending the money properly instead.
However, I am glad to see that the potential next president of the USA will have more than a fleeting knowledge of what the internet and can do.
I recently read an article in TIME Magazine about the current president of the USSR (or whatever its called now), Vladimir Putin, who has never sent an e-mail in his life.
In my opinion it does not make him any less of a great leader, but it is nice to see that the new world leaders that are emerging embrace the fact that technology opens up for new use in every level of life.
Of course the big question is whether or not Hillary’s supporters will join her in voting for Obama.