Saturday, November 15, 2008

Change is in the Air

President-elect Obama has, not surprisingly, taken over the weekly Democratic address which is the counter point to the weekly Presidential address (I'm pretty sure this is right, I don't think that there is a separate Republican address other than what W has to say).

I'm pretty sure that the practice of the President giving a weekly radio address originated with FDR's fireside chats in the 1930's and has simply never gone out of style. Until now it had never really been upgraded either. While the Bush White House does post a transcript and audio of the address on the White House website it isn't available as a podcast or in video format.

With today's address however President-elect Obama has brought some (semi)exciting change, it's on You Tube.

The address is on the economic crisis and isn't terribly exciting in and of itself, still got to love technology...

I picked this up from the feed but it turns out the story is everywhere.

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