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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's sad when our government uses our money for this...

The link below is a story about how the Obama's and the Spanish Prime Minister's family posed for a photo shoot at a reception for visiting foreign dignitaries. I'm fine with that - hey, that's what President's do - a pretty cool perk, even if the smiling gets tiring...

Kink in the photo session... Spanish law prohibits the media from publishing pictures of the Spanish Prime Minister's daughters. Ok - no problem - I don't really see "Star" magazine headlining their next issue with this political snoozer of an event.

Everything was fine - right up until this point... and I quote... "all of (the pictures) which were later posted to the State Department's Flickr page."

Stop - reread that sentence. THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S FLICKR PAGE... Who might I ask is the official State Department Flickr page poster?? What does that position pay?? Do they not research the rules of whose photos can and can't be broadcast to the media?

I'm waiting to be friended by the United States Government on Facebook, or better yet, maybe I can follow the Department of Defense on Twitter.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts930

3 comments:

bev said...

I'm with you...but look closer to home. Your Louisiana State Officials are all over facebook, myspace and twitter!

Megan said...

This and 4 billion other things they waste our money on - GEE I never see any government officials cars at the Dollar Tree - DO YOU? OH Don't get me started - I live in DC area and watch my money blow in the breeze every day! I just pretend that all my taxes go to pay my local library - which I personally LOVE!

sarahmartina said...

Wow... how long have they been maintaining those sites? I wonder if ppl pay more attention to those sites than they do the actual ".gov" sites.