(Yes, after working on the novel for a while, I decided to blog after all.)
I am gratified to report that the infamous White House speech snitch line (firstname.lastname@example.org) is no more.
Methinks the White House discovered the hard way that many of us prefer an America that is American, not Orwellian. Americans, especially American bloggers and their readers, made this speech snitch line backfire on Obama. So his people quietly did away with it.
Kudos to those who gave the White House hell (and not a few defiant e-mails). This is a fine victory.
But it is only one victory. I am convinced this administration has a totalitarian streak that won’t go away until we make them go away in 2012. In the meantime, if you like your freedoms, you better fight for them.