So the soon-to-be new U.S. president, Barack Obama, is reportedly going to videotape regular addresses to the American people and upload them to YouTube, as well as to his new Change.gov social-media portal. All I could think of when I saw the headline from the Washington Post is “What the heck took so long?” It’s not like YouTube just appeared yesterday. It’s become a primary video source for millions of people, particularly young people — and heck, even the Queen has a royal channel with videos that people can watch about the British royal family. And she’s not the only Queen on YouTube (I’m not counting Chris Crocker). Queen Rania of Jordan also has a channel, and she uploads inspirational video messages, including the one I’ve embedded here (she’s also extremely beautiful, which I think is a big plus for a queen). It says a lot about George Bush and his presidency that he couldn’t be bothered to even use a free commuications tool.

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4 Responses to “White House video: what took so long?”
  1. “she’s not the only Queen on YouTube (I’m not counting Chris Crocker)”

    So using the term “queen” for an effeminate homosexual is not somewhat pejorative in Canada, as it would be in the US?

  2. “she’s not the only Queen on YouTube (I’m not counting Chris Crocker)”

    So using the term “queen” for an effeminate homosexual is not somewhat pejorative in Canada, as it would be in the US?

  3. I prefer to think of it as descriptive.

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