Friday, January 23, 2009

President to keep BlackBerry

President Obama may become the first emailing president. His advisors and and the Secret Service have given him the green light to keep his BlackBerry.

Obama has waged a very public campaign to keep his device. Tradition has kept previous commanders-in-chief from emailing. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters yesterday that a "compromise" will allow the President to use his BlackBerry to stay connected with senior staff and a few friends. He said it will allow Obama to avoid being stuck in a "bubble."

The president did have to give up one thing - his old email address. His new one , of course, is classified.


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4 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

Personally, I think everybody should have to give up their Blackberry addiction. The world would be a better place.

Deb S. said...

Ian: Does that mean I can't switch over to the iPhone?? *sniff*

Shirazi said...

I said so. Remeber...

Deb S. said...

Shi: I remember quite well. :-)