Thursday, January 22, 2009

What About that Other White House Website?

There were articles all over the place yesterday about the changes being made to WhiteHouse.GOV by the new Obama team that took over the White House and its electronic mirror on the world wide web, but I haven't seen any news regarding the fate of WhiteHouse.ORG (a.k.a., the "Officious Website of President George W. Bush") in this brave new world that we entered on Tuesday.

Where is the raison d'ĂȘtre of the website that brought us "TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS PROMISING GREATER FREEDOM® FOR FREEIFIED® FREEFOLK® TO FREELY® ENJOY FREETASTIC® FREEGASMS® OF FREEDOMOSITY®" and "COMPLETE TEXT OF PRESIDENT BUSH'S ORGASMIC REBEL YELL HERALDING THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION GODLESS IRAQAZOID SMACKDOWN "? Will it continue to exist as a time capsule for the reign of the President-who-shall-no-longer-be-named, or will it live on as a twisted reflection of the new White House occupant, no matter who that occupant should be?
It's a question that could be asked about all of us who started blogs and websites as responses to the Bushy Era. What the fuck do we do now?
UPDATE 26 January 2009: There is now a note online that the contents of WhiteHouse.Org have been permanently archived at WHITEHOUSE.GEORGEWBUSH.ORG.

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