Dear Barack Obama, We Are In A Fight
Not to be a stalker or anything, but I sent a strongly worded (and, perhaps, even inspirational) letter to you through your online "form." It was about merit pay for teachers. I asked when you would be forming your task force on education and I secretly hoped you would ask me to be on it. But I heard nothing back--not even an automated e-mail saying thanks for the message we read them all but kiss off.
I did, however, receive positive feedback on my letter when I modestly e-mailed it to all of my family and friends.
A few weeks later, passionate enough about it, I printed out my strongly worded letter and, after attaching a Post-It note with a little FYI about the online "form" snafu, snail-mailed it to you at the White House.
I mean, it has been weeks
! For someone who is purportedly "committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history," you are really falling down on the response time. For Pete's sake, George W. Bush used to write back to me all the time! We were regular pen pals! Of course, he had a real e-mail address, that he could set up with an automated reply message. He probably did not have, as your website
advertises, a Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace page. Dude, I don't have one of those either.
I really believed in you, and now you don't even stand up for polar bears
. What the heck.