WHITEHOUSE.ORG was a long-running political parody I produced and edited during two separate tenures spanning vastly different political and internet realities.
The Bush Era
During the slow-motion train wreck that was the George W. Bush Administration, we entertained millions of people per month, sold a ton of silly swag, published a spin-off book with Penguin USA, staged a critically-acclaimed off-Broadway play, and (best of all) invoked the wrath of Dick Cheney himself. Good times.
Alas, the satire was sometimes lost on the humor-impaired:
And yet somehow not on the actual White House Press Secretary…
Dear Dubya – The Play
“Dear Dubya” is an off-Broadway play I wrote in 2005, based on thousands of emails written to George W. Bush by the general public that were accidentally sent to WHITEHOUSE.ORG.
The Trump Era
In 2017, I rebooted WHITEHOUSE.ORG with the original writing team after an eight-year hiatus. Alas, with the internet having grown so toxically post-reality, and Donald J. Trump already being a grotesque parody, we soon concluded he couldn’t be satirized without treading in waters too putrid for even our tastes. So we walked away. Alas, irony died so… ironically.