In today’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said that senior administration staffers traveling with the President in the Middle East will be posting “periodic updates” at Trip Notes on whitehouse.gov. In response to questions from reporters, Perino eventually admitted that yes, it would be a “little bit like a blog”:
PERINO: A little bit like a blog, yes — dare I say.
QUESTION: Bolten? Hadley? You?
PERINO: Probably all of the above. Ed Gillespie is also on the trip. And also Bill McGurn, our speechwriter, he’s on the trip. So they’ll be available at whitehouse.gov, and we hope to do something daily, but we’ll just see how the trip goes.
QUESTION: Is it just for the trip?
PERINO: Yes, because it’s a trip to the Middle East. (Laughter.)
QUESTION: Trip notes — there could be another trip.
PERINO: Well, we’ll see how it goes, and then we may do it in the future as well.