A few days ago, I shared the letter that I wrote to President Obama asking that the White House be bathed in blue for Autism Awareness Day in April. I received a response, sort of:
February 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me. I am so glad to learn that you have benefited from the help of our Government.
Each day, I meet with my advisors to make sure we are doing all we can to support Americans during these difficult economic times. It is encouraging to hear stories from citizens who are getting the assistance they need.
As we work to bring relief to families and individuals — from providing COBRA and unemployment benefits, to getting credit for small business and preventing foreclosures — there is still more work to be done. Please know that the trials and triumphs of hard-working Americans motivate my Administration to work even harder to overcome the challenges before us. Together, I am confident we will emerge stronger than before and with a renewed promise of a better future for all.
Thank you again for your thoughtful letter. To learn more about my Administration, please visit: www.WhiteHouse.gov. I wish you the best.
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Here is how I read the letter:
This is an automated response. Like most of America, I do not understand autism and really have no deisre to make an effort to understand autism. I don’t think that I will be lighting the White House blue for autism, but check it out on March 17 and it will be green for St. Patrick’s Day.
President Barack Obama
An automated response just won’t cut it. Autism Awareness Month is one month away.