Daily Digest: GOP - The "Get Open Party?"
BY Joshua Sherman | Thursday, February 12 2009
Why the GOP Should Grab the Transparency Mantle with Both Hands (and Perhaps a Foot) The Next Right's Jon Henke makes a strong case for why the GOP has a political incentive to show some "actual, unilateral leadership" and hold the majority party accountable for their promise of transparency. Read more.
Stop the Presses! Congress Has a Case of the Twitters Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small has a round-up of who's tweeting on Capitol Hill, while newly tweeting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) entertains us with his frank and poorly punctuated updates. Read more.
WhiteHouse.gov's Political Appointments: Finally Get Your Foot in the Door at the Abe Lincoln Commission WhiteHouse.gov unveils a revamped version of the job application tool that debuted on Change.org. Now job applicants can indicate which jobs they would be best suited for instead of the come-one-come-all process from before. Read more.
- Obama not so much a Mac guy? Mark the Oval Office "Intel Inside." (via Ben Smith) (Photo: Stijn Vogels)
- Right-leaning Chilean presidential candidate Sebastián Piñera held a Q&A on Twitter. My Spanish is a bit rusty, but I know what "tecnologías modernas" means.
- Colin Delaney's reading list: everything you've ever wanted to know about the Obama Internet campaign.
- Here's what a clever new-media consultant's business card looks like.
- Virginians asked what to do with the state's stimulus cash and New Yorkers asked for ideas on closing the budget gap. What's your state (or district) asking you to do?
- Gibbs makes a funny. Asked how Caterpillar's CEO delivered his views on the stimulus to Obama, Gibbs answered "text." He was kidding. We think.