Big Block of Cheese Day: Answering the Nation's Questions
On February 22, 1837, President Andrew Jackson had a 1,400-pound block of cheese hauled into the main foyer of the White House for an open house with thousands of citizens and his staff, where they discussed the issues of the day while carving off slabs of cheddar.
Here at the White House, we're dedicated to making President Obama's administration the most open and accessible in history. That's why, for the second year in a row, we thought it'd be a gouda idea to bring back this long-standing tradition.
So today, for the second-annual virtual Big Block of Cheese Day, White House officials have been spending their day on social media to directly answer your questions using the hashtag #AskTheWH.
Dunno about you, but with Obama and his henchmen in the White House, I've come to think of every day there as Big Block of Cheese Day.