I wrote the other day about David Miliband being the first bona fide senior minister to really blog. It looks like Mike Leavitt, the US secretary for health and human services, beat him by about a month. His posts aren’t that “bloggy”, but they’re pretty good. He was interviewed yesterday on All Things Considered and confirmed that he wrote his posts himself, which I think does come across.
I’d be the last to want to credit the Bush administration with anything, but I think the Leavitt blog is a good thing.
Update Department of Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff also “blogs”. I put it in quotation marks because his blog unquestionably reads like it’s written by the communications department. Maybe that’s the real voice of Chertoff, but I doubt it.