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Tuesday, July 01, 2003


White House Greetings Office

posted by Aziz P. at Tuesday, July 01, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
The following is simply general information, which I am providing as a public service, to my fellow citizens here in Dean Nation.

The White House Greetings Office

Thank you for your interest in a greeting from President Bush. The White House Greetings Office handles as many requests as possible, in accordance with a set of long-standing guidelines. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GREETING REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING PREFERABLY SENT BY FAX TO 202-395-1232 OR BY MAIL TO:

The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
Please review these guidelines carefully before mailing your request to the White House.

U.S. CITIZENS ONLY. The White House will send greetings to United States citizens only, for special occasions as outlined below.

ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED. Your request must be received six (6) weeks in advance of the event date. We make every effort to honor every request, but we cannot guarantee a greeting if this guideline is not met. (Greetings are generally not sent after the event date, except for wedding congratulations and newborn acknowledgments.)

REQUIRED INFORMATION. Please include the following in your request:

- name and home address of honoree(s)
- form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss, etc.)
- exact date of occasion (month, day, year)
- your (the requestor's) name and daytime phone number
- any specific mailing instructions if other than to honoree's address

On a totally unrelated note, I think that Mighty Joe Trippi certainly deserves some kind of recognition from some kind of official entity for his brilliant vision of harnessing the power of the Internet to serve our American democracy. The Government of the United States, IMHO, should commend him with some kind of document or note.

I think it would be cool if Mighty Joe were to wake up one morning six weeks from now and find, addressed to him, c/o Dean for America, P.O. Box 1228, Burlington, Vermont 05402, a letter from a high Government official, praising him and congratulating him on raising $800,000 in 24 hours on $7 Million Monday.

Hmm.There's a fax machine at Kinko's on the way home...


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