Barack Obama reads 10 letters a day from regular, everyday Americans. Only none from you damn Internet machine-using hippies.

"MEMORANDUM TO THE PRESIDENT," read a sheet clipped to the folder. "Per your request, we have attached 10 pieces of unvetted correspondence addressed to you."

Inside, Obama found crinkled notebook pages, smudged ink, cursive handwriting and misspelled words — a collection of 10 original letters that he considers among his most important daily reading material, aides said. […]

He prefers handwritten letters to e-mails, believing them to be more thoughtful, with better stories.

You hear that, all you young’uns bangin’ away on your keyboards? If you want your president to read your letter, take out a pen and paper and write a letter like we did in the old days.

Cause you know, people who use computers and the internet really played no role in his election to that office anyway.

Michael Whitney

Michael Whitney

My name is Michael Whitney. I'm a progressive online organizer working with FDL Action. Rush Limbaugh called me "clueless" once. He went into rehab two days later.

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