Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WhiteHouse.gov is up and not pulling punches.


New White House it is up. Looks as robust and new media saavy as his campaign sites. http://www.whitehouse.gov

It also has teeth. Politico notes that the Katrina section states:
Under the “agenda” portion of the site regarding Katrina, it reads: “President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.”

“President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina,” the statement on the site continues. “Citing the Bush Administration’s ‘unconscionable ineptitude’ in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.”
Between this and the statements in his speech, it's clear Obama isn't afraid of calling it like he sees it.