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Nancy Pelosi welcomes viewers on YouTube

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To celebrate the launch of “House Hub” – a new YouTube channel designed to connect viewers with their representatives in the Internet Age, Nancy Pelosi has posted a video to honor the event.

There’s a surprise ending, but I won’t spoil it.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtOW1CxHvNY

What’s next?  The Senate responds to Pelosi’s video with Harry Ried’s cover of “Chocolate Rain”? (Will Harry move away from the mic to breathe?)

“House Hub” seems like a good enough idea to get folks involved in government, become more familiar with their representatives, and perhaps encourage a bit of transparency.

But there’s just something about YouTube where everything posted, or the discussion session that ensues, quickly boils down to the lowest common denominators.  Let’s hope this appeal to the Internet youth & culture is more useful than it is embarassing…