Change.gov? Obama launches his own president-elect website
This is just great: change.gov (I actually said another word before "great", and I'll let everyone imagine what that word was.)
That's the official site for the "office of the president-elect", a new government website just to help usher in Barack Obama. And, it's not from the Bush-welcome-to-DC perspective, but instead from the Obama-I'm-in-charge-now perspective.
He's even got a wonderful form you can use called "An American Moment: Your Story" (change.gov/page/s/yourstory):
Start right now. Tell us your story in your own words about what this campaign and this election means to you. Share your hopes for an Obama Administration and a government for the people.
I'll leave it up to the reader to decide whether they want to fill out the form, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's an attempt to build either a mailing/donations list or an enemies list.
And, it looks like the supposed government site is leaving open the possibility of adding those who fill out their forms to mailing lists:
We collect Personal Information from eligible individuals who affirmatively request to receive e-mail or other services from us. We collect this Personal Information in order to provide these eligible individuals with timely information via e-mail regarding events, resources and issues.
Could filling out the form be considered an "affirmative request"? And, the following is worthless because of the "general":
It is our general policy not to make Personal Information available to anyone other than our employees, staff, and agents.
And, in addition to FOIA, anything you say could be released:
We treat your name, city, state, and any comments you provide as public information.
But, don't worry, you can opt-out of... the mailing list:
Subscribers to our e-mail list may terminate their subscriptions via a link at the bottom of each email sent from Change.gov.
 Some sites that share some of the boilerplate are the following: