Virtual Big Block Of Cheese Day


Leo McGarry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fans of The West Wing will have fond memories of “Big Block Of Cheese Day” where the fictional Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry, ordered senior White House staffers to spend time with people who had suggestions and questions for the President, people who would not normally have such close access to power.


The tradition was traced back to President Andrew Jackson, who put a 1,400lb block of cheese in the White House, there for anyone who was hungry, to encourage the populace to engage with government.

President Barack Obama is set to continue the “tradition” with a virtual big block of cheese day this Wednesday.  Here’s how you can get your questions and suggestions into the mix without taking a flight … #AsktheWH