You read that right.

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino announced it this morning. It’s called “Trip Notes from the Middle East” and it started today.

It’s a one-way group blog about Bush’s eight-day trip to the Middle East, where he’s trying to revive stalled peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are expected to post. Perino said she’d probably put a few things up as well. But there’s no place for comments, no ranking, no community elements.

So I suppose in this case, the “blog” only refers to the physical format, and not so much to the practice.

Which makes it seem like kind of a travel journal written by third parties.

We’ll see.