The White House is making it easier for people to press the federal government to act.Maybe they should check with his new boss, John Boehner.
It is bringing that age-old constitutional right to petition one's government into the digital age with a new webpage, "We the People," where members of the public will be able to create and sign petitions seeking the government's action on a range of issues.
An official response is guaranteed for any petition that draws enough signatures - 5,000 names within 30 days - after it is reviewed by staff and the appropriate policy experts within the administration, according to White House officials who previewed the details for The Associated Press.
The White House planned to launch the page Thursday on its official website, http://www.whitehouse.gov.
The administration officials requested anonymity to discuss details before the formal announcement.
If you need a good laugh, check out their instructional video:
What a media-savvy bunch they are.