This morning, a large number of people got an official White House letter from David Plouffe, Senior Advisor to the President.
It was a letter to talk about the success of the “We the People” online petition initiative from the White House and to encourage more involvement. The opening of the letter was just what I had hoped for…
It’s part of my job to make sure President Obama gets to hear the voices and perspectives of people outside Washington â€“ and lately, that’s not been difficult.
Everywhere the President goes, he gets the same message:…
Ah, here it comes. Finally. Acknowledgement from the White House that in every forum of this kind, drug policy reform is not only the top message, but usually the top 10.
…Americans just want folks in Washington to work together to build an economy that works for the middle class, not just the wealthiest â€“ and is based on rewarding responsibility, hard work and fairness.
Let me read that again. I must have accidentally skipped the words “marijuana” and “drug policy”… nope.
OK, I get it. He wants a chance to promote his agenda first, and then later in the letter he’ll discuss specifics that have come through the petition process.
Then, he’ll mention how thousands of citizens have signed the petition for drug policy reform, and how he understands the issue based on his experience with drugs in his youth, and that he has gotten the message loud and clear.
Let me scroll down further through the letter…
Ah, here it is!
In the past month, thousands of citizens signed a petition about…
See, I told you.
…student loans. These individuals rightly pointed out that the weight of this debt is preventing graduates all over the country from achieving their dreams.
It’s a message received loud and clear and one that President Obama â€“ who spent almost a decade paying off his own student loans â€“ understands.
So what else do you have? What’s the next issue you think needs attention? Make sure your voice is heard in our government:
We can’t wait to see what you have to say.
Senior Advisor to the President
… just for clarification, I’m just having fun with a completely and thoroughly expected letter content by the Administration.