By: Stefan Kolle
A (potentially) excellent example of bringing politics closer to the citizen is the new site by the dutch Foreign Secretary, Maxime Verhagen, www.hierisministerverhagen.nl/
A combination of Google maps mashup and twittering, he continuously shows where he is and what he's doing, with added links for background information.
It remains to be seen if Verhagen keeps this up, but I think this is an outstanding example of marketing both the politician and politics in general. I love it.