Today, President Obama and YouTube banded together for a most attractively named question-and-answer forum: CitizenTube! It’s like Citizen Kane getting stuck in an inner tube. If I were good with Photoshop I’d make an image right now of Orson Wells splashing around in a floatation device.
Citizens (and non-citizens. Anyone with internet connectivity was eligible) have been submitting questions to the CitizenTube wesbite since Obama’s SOTU (the speech was broadcast on the website). The bulk of the questions were on health care, the economy, and marijuana legalization. New York magazine culled The Five Most Awesome Questions Submitted to Obama for Today’s Q&A; the Washington Post sparingly live-blogged the whole thing.
Small, adorable children question Obama on aliens and national security: