Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Public Will Be Heard 

The $700 billion rescue plan (aka "bailout") has generated more e-mail than the House of Representatives can handle. Their server was overwhelmed. No wonder there was a revolt on the House floor.

While its possible that the gateway was hit with a Denial of Service attack, it is more likely that citizens are angry and they want to let someone know. From a PR perspective that is eyeopening. It should have told the Speaker of the House that a vote on the bill might be premature. Apparently, it didn't. Or, perhaps the Speaker doesn't understand yet that the internet has produced a more involved citizenry. That is something that the Democratic candidate for President understands well. He could give her a lesson.


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