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A friend of mine just informed me that you can now send e-mail to President Clinton using the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, I was a little skeptical, since, after all, does the President really have time to read all those emails? Of course not; but nonetheless, it's real! But I still think he can't read all those. More likely, he has some staff people reading them over, and they send him a summary at the end of the day. Here's what a typical encapsulation of the day's email might look like.
Summary of Electronic Mail for President@WhiteHouse.Gov
June 2, 1993
Bosnian conflict: 22,617 Support for Tax Policies: 198 Opposition to Tax Policies: 33,605 Harvard Professors with neato ideas: 288 Same with reasonable ideas: 9 Pro-Iraq: 5 Calls for Impeachment: 16,012 Travel agency ads: 61 Resumes for Cabinet openings: 4,125 Personal from Hollywood celebrities: 616 Barber called back to change appt: 1 Calls from Ross Perot: 33 Senators returning calls on budget: 0 Environmental (fwd to VP): 58,932 Foreign policy (fwd to VP): 23,811 Economy (fwd to VP): 3,096 Deficit (excl Perot, fwd to VP): 17 Health care (fwd to rodham@whitehouse): 1,456 Abortion (fwd to /dev/null): 99,361 Jokers sending harassing message after learning of email account: 482,697