Electro Prez, or chief of White House keeps BlackBerry (BarackBerry)
Ecce “Electronic Executive” Obama; for background, see, e.g., Wired, Obama: My BlackBerry Is Coming With Me,
President Barack Obama is determined to bring his BlackBerry with him to the White House, whether his subordinates like it or not. …
Typically, the U.S. Secret Service prohibits the president from carrying any sort of cellphone in order to minimize security risks. And by law, all the president’s e-mails must be recorded and made available to the public if requested. …
Many agree that stripping Obama of his BlackBerry would make his transition into office extremely rough. Obama is recognized as the most tech-savvy president to date. Using the internet as a fundraising and organizing tool, Obama’s presidential campaign was the most digitally sophisticated organizing apparatus of any presidential campaign in history. …
The decision on Obama’s BlackBerry is awaiting final approval, but the president has received support from John Podesta, co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project.
“An off-line Obama isn’t just bad for Barack,” Podesta said in an opinion column published in LA Times. “It’s bad for all of us. The president’s ability to reach outside his inner circle gives him access to fresh ideas and constructive critics; it underscores the difference between political “victories” and actual solutions; and it brings the American people into a battle we can only win by working together.” …
; and for update, see CBC News.ca, Obama’s BlackBerry victory raises security questions,
U.S. President Barack Obama was able to persuade his security staff to let him keep using his BlackBerry handheld device. But what’s not clear yet is how, exactly, the device might be modified to ensure extra security.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday a compromise had been reached allowing Obama to keep in touch with a select group of staff and friends through the device, for which he had famously developed an addiction.
“I won the fight but I don’t think it’s up and running yet,” Obama said Thursday. …
So the staff been Berry Berry good to Barack. So to speak.
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