|JOE CIARDIELLO FOR USN&WR|
He's led the leap into virtual politicking-among the first in the House with an avatar on the Second Life virtual town site. Then there's MillerTV. As part of his "Ask George" town halls, he answers questions on his MillerTV video podcasts to questions submitted via websites. "We're just trying to stay current," says Miller.
Now Miller's encouraging his colleagues to get in on the virtual act. Some early converts: Freshman Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut and old-school House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have posted videos on their sites.
Still, while he's all in on tech, Miller says he has his limits. Like ponying up $600 for an Apple iPhone. "It would be hard for me to justify at the moment," he says.