E-mails from public overload House Web site

Without giving any real info, they do admit that this is mostly because of health care. I’d like to know how many are for and how many are against. Regardless, if there are enough e-mails to effectively shut down the House e-mail servers, then I would think that there are lots of people who are weighing in on this. So, unlike what the White House and the MSM would like us to believe, not everybody wants this, and there is some grass roots (not Astroturf) dissent going on here.

From AP News:

By ANNE FLAHERTY  

WASHINGTON (AP) – Amid a boisterous debate on health care reform, people flooded members of Congress on Thursday with so many e-mails that they overloaded the House’s primary Web site.

Technical support issued a warning to congressional staff that the site – – may be slow or unresponsive because of the large volume of e-mail being sent to members.http://www.house.gov

Jeff Ventura, a spokesman for the House’s chief administrative officer, which maintains the Web site, said traffic data was not available and could not be released without the lawmakers’ consent.

But anecdotally, he said, the spike in e-mail volume was widely believed to be a result of the health care debate.

“It is clearly health care reform,” Ventura said. “There’s no doubt about it.”

 

Read the rest:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090813/D9A25N781.html

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