For some inexplicable reason, a number of Congressional web sites went down after President Obama's latest speech on the debt ceiling crisis. They included web sites operated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner. As of this morning those sites were back on line. However South Carolina Senator Jim Demint's site remains down. Since we provide a link to the Senator's web page from this blog we thought it worthwhile to report this news.
SENATOR DEMINT'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE BACK ON LINE BY 6PM EST. HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE CONTACTING REPRESENTATIVES OVER THE DEBT CEILING CRISIS IS THE ONLY EXPLANATION THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED SO FAR FOR THE POSSIBLE WEB SITE CRASH (CNN July 25, 2011).
Was it a crash, server problem, hacker or intentional shutdown of the web page by its administrators? We will publish any further explanations that we find on this quirky event.
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