Turns out the White House isn't all that anxious to hear from you.
There's a new system in place, where you have to navigate nine screens and put a great deal of personal information on the public record to contact the White House via e-mail. You also have to indicate before you start whether you're for or against the president's policies on a restricted list of issues.
The president's policies on those issues are not defined.
The economy is apparently not one of the issues the White House is interested in hearing about.
If you choose to discuss something not on the list by regular e-mail, the e-mail will not be read.
This system, the White House says, will allow them to respond to citizens in "real time" by sending a form letter.
If you have anything "personal" to send to the president, they suggest faxes or snail mail.
This is all designed to give you, the citizen, more of a voice.
This is also designed to give the secret service enormously more mail to go through looking for anthrax.
These are the people who want to be able to micromanage Defense.