White House Phones Not Working So Good
Environmental group CLEAN, which is engaged in a clean-energy White House call-athon, says it's been trying to get through since 9:45 a.m. without success. We asked a White House operator what was going on, and he said it was a "staffing issue" and that the comments line will be up "later," but he couldn't say when.
We've heard various rumors -- that the Bush team disabled the phones to get back at the Democrats for the missing W's, that the White House has been taken over by aliens, etc. -- but let us remember this is Washington we're talking about: simple incompetence is the most likely explanation.