Breaking: Congress limits constituents’ emails. Facebook to the rescue?

Jordy Yager reports in The HIll:

The House is limiting e-mails from the public to prevent its websites from crashing due to the enormous amount of mail being submitted on the financial bailout bill.

As a result, some constituents may get a ‘try back at a later time’ response if they use the House website to e-mail their lawmakers about the bill defeated in the House on Monday in a 205-228 vote.

A question I hope people are asking: why did they underinvest so badly in machine capacity?  And while we’re on the subject, am I the only person who notices that voice mail boxes get filled up by 8 p.m. in the evening?

It’s almost like they don’t want to hear from us or something …

Fortunately, a lot of politicians have Facebook pages.  For example, here’s a thread I set up on Nancy Pelosi’s discussion board a couple of days ago.  Facebook is pretty scalable; I bet they could easily handle a few thousand messages per politician per day.  Maybe more.

List-in-progress of politicians’ Facebook pages here.  If you know other links (on Facebook or MySpace), please add them!