Whatever Happened to the Citizen’s Briefing Book?

People were supposed to submit ideas to the President.

“The best-rated ones will rise to the top, and after the Inauguration, we’ll print them out and gather them into a binder like the ones the president receives every day from experts and advisors,” Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, wrote to supporters.

They received 44,000 proposals and 1.4 million votes for those proposals. The results were quietly published, but they were embarrassing.

In the middle of two wars and an economic meltdown, the highest-ranking idea was to legalize marijuana, an idea nearly twice as popular as repealing the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy. Legalizing online poker topped the technology ideas, twice as popular as nationwide wi-fi. Revoking the Church of Scientology’s tax-exempt status garnered three times more votes than raising funding for childhood cancer.

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  1. Vicki says:

    I think this reflects the mind set of Obama voters more than the opinions of the general population.

  2. Nancy says:

    I agree with Vicki.

  3. Bart Ingles says:

    Sounds like the House of Representatives writ large.

  4. Devon Herrick says:

    I guess the moral of this story is that your vote only counts if you agree with Obama and his left-wing advisors’ preconceived notions.

  5. Dr. Gregory Garamoni says:

    Another explanation: The voters voted early and often — the Chicago Way.