Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The State of the Union and the Democratic Response

(DBK at Blanton's and Ashton's reports)--
This year's State of the Union Address will feature a new wrinkle in the Democratic response to the speech: live blogging.

Three Democratic members of Congress will live blog their response following the speech. That means you, the voters, will be able to leave comments at the web logs where they give their response and hold a dialogue with these members of Congress. If you've been wanting to voice your opinion and know that someone is listening, this is your chance.

The live blogging will take place as follows:

* Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12) live blogging at Bluejersey.net
* Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-6) at New Jersey for Democracy
* Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-7) at Washblog

The exact time when they will show up at the blogs is not known, but they will start within half an hour of the end of the State of the Union, so please be patient if they don't get there immediately. In fairness, they'll need time to write what they want to say to begin with. Join the congressmen at any of these blogs, even if you are not one of their constituents, and see what a real electronic Town Hall Meeting is like.
Note: The list is growing: Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio will be at mydd.com as well.


BuffyICS said...

Always great to meet a fellow Hoosier! I'm from Kokomo originally, and I never miss a chance to go home for a few weeks during the summer! I'm shocked that you're a democrat, though! Everyone I know back home is a staunch Republican, even still.

Ben Heller said...

So how did it go?