Whitehouse.gov is now live running Drupal. It's great to see yet another example high-profile Drupal site go live. I'm curious to see how this story unfolds over the next few days.
I haven't spent much time going through the site, but I'm glad to see their implementation of Solr for the search features. Transparency comes easier when you can find what you are looking for.
I was also glad to see that they have implemented RDFa. I'd love to see similar steps taken on other government sites to increase transparency and interoperability.
The Washington Post has an article about the launch. It's worth reading for no other reason than to see how it sounds when a non-technical person attempts to cover technical issues. For what it's worth, this would have been a great time to use link journalism -- they could have collected up links to people who actually understood the significance of the story, and who were capable of articulating the narrative.
Update: The Personal Democracy Forum has a great post on this. Among other details, it credits Acquia and Phase2 with working on the site. Congratulations to all involved.