My Letter to the White House ... (yes, I really sent this!)

Dear White House:

I just heard about the flag @whitehouse.gov e-mail address. Sign me up immediately.

What size flag will I get? I have some small U.S. flags in the front yard, but I could really use a big one. Six-foot by six-foot or larger would be great.

What if I need a flagpole?

Will there be a pole @whitehouse.gov address soon?

What size flagpoles will be available? I could use a 30-footer. Will they be priced according to size? What if folks have older, smaller flagpoles? Can they get a check for trading up to a bigger one, like that cash-for-clunkers thing?

You know, I think a flagpole would be much better than hanging my big new flag from the porch ceiling. People driving by might not see it there. But they sure as heck will notice a brand-spanking-new American Flag flying high and proud from a brand-spanking-new-government-issued flagpole.

I think you should go with either silver poles or perhaps something in a cream or eggshell. That would look snazzy, don't you think?

Also…are these flags and poles part of the stimulus program? I think it's great that we'll have Americans getting new jobs making flags and flagpoles.

I don't know what all the fuss is about. Sign me up!!

James O'Meara, Sr.