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Obama may have to bury his beloved BlackBerry
itemlive.com via AP ^ | November 17, 2008 | Seth Borenstein

Posted on 11/17/2008 6:27:31 AM PST by GQuagmire

WASHINGTON - Before he ran for president Barack Obama quit smoking. Now that he's won the job, he may have to break another addiction: Checking his BlackBerry for e-mail. The president's e-mail can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts and may be subject to public records laws, so if a president doesn't want his e-mail public, he shouldn't e-mail, experts said. And there may be security issues about carrying around trackable cell phones

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; blackberry; crackberry; hackers; obama; obamatransitionfile; personalwritings; scarlettjohansson; subpeona
Some of the nuggets in the article...

"Actress Scarlett Johansson said she has had frequent e-mail exchanges with him during his campaign travels, something the Obama campaign downplayed"

Uh oh. Tsk tsk

"A few days before Bush took office in 2001, he sent an e-mail to a few dozen close friends saying he would no longer use e-mail: "Since I do not want my private conversations looked at by those out to embarrass, the only course of action is not to correspond in cyberspace. This saddens me."

Bush was unhappy about losing his e-mail and mostly used the phone to talk to friends, McClellan wrote, adding, "I am sure the president looks forward to being able to communicate with them via e-mail again come January 20, 2009."

Pillsbury Dough Boy McClennan I don't think will be getting any e-mails from W

1 posted on 11/17/2008 6:27:31 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

think of it this way, obama. you’ll still have access to more tech than in battlestar galactica.


2 posted on 11/17/2008 6:32:01 AM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: GQuagmire

Before he ran for president Barack Obama quit smoking?.....Not from what we’ve heard...............


3 posted on 11/17/2008 6:34:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: GQuagmire

Why should he give it up. There is no way the Republicans would ever subpoena his email. That would be partisan, divisive, and racist.


4 posted on 11/17/2008 6:34:42 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: GQuagmire
Actress Scarlett Johansson said she has had frequent e-mail exchanges with him during his campaign travels, something the Obama campaign downplayed"

Frankly, my dear................

5 posted on 11/17/2008 6:35:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: GQuagmire

It got filled up with uh’s now is as usless as he.


6 posted on 11/17/2008 6:36:19 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Girlene

Michelle can keep her blackbarry.


7 posted on 11/17/2008 6:37:49 AM PST by lilycicero (I can't help it.)
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To: GQuagmire
The president's e-mail can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts and may be subject to public records laws

We all know the president's email can be subpoenaed...the question is Can "The One's" email be subpoenaed? I kind of thought he was above all of this.

8 posted on 11/17/2008 6:39:34 AM PST by Livin_large
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To: lilycicero

ROFL


9 posted on 11/17/2008 6:40:12 AM PST by Livin_large
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To: lilycicero

LOL. Yes, she can!


10 posted on 11/17/2008 6:42:55 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Red Badger

He quit smoking marijuana; not Newports...


11 posted on 11/17/2008 6:43:18 AM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: GQuagmire

He only has one blackberry?


12 posted on 11/17/2008 6:44:17 AM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: GQuagmire

Well, gee, do you suppose that that is anther reason McCain didn’t send emails? For all obama criticized him?


13 posted on 11/17/2008 6:44:28 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: GQuagmire

Says a lot about President Senator Government that he hasn’t even been sworn in yet and he’s already worried about a subpoena.

Must be fear over the same tactics being applied to him that he’s already applying to the Bush administration.


14 posted on 11/17/2008 6:44:33 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: Livin_large
We all know the president's email can be subpoenaed...the question is Can "The One's" email be subpoenaed? I kind of thought he was above all of this.

Heck, they can't even get him to provide a birth certificate. He shouldn't have anything to worry about.

15 posted on 11/17/2008 6:46:53 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: lilycicero
Michelle can keep her blackbarry.

Good one!

16 posted on 11/17/2008 6:48:48 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier ("...the problem with socialism is the unequal distribution of misery." -Churchill)
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To: armyofprinciples

I sure picked a fine day to stop smoking dope!...........

17 posted on 11/17/2008 6:49:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Red Badger
Before he ran for president Barack Obama quit smoking?.....Not from what we’ve heard...............

Oh yeah man, he quit smoking, was born in Hawaii, never heard Rev. Wright disparage white people or America, wrote "Dreams from my Father" by himself, never worked for ACORN, won in a fair election, didn't associate with William Ayers, isn't a socialist, and will cut taxes by 95%.

Believe 6 impossible things every morning before breakfast, and an Obama presidency will start to seem reasonable.
18 posted on 11/17/2008 6:50:23 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: GQuagmire
"Actress Scarlett Johansson said she has had frequent e-mail exchanges with him during his campaign travels, something the Obama campaign downplayed"

No doubt Michelle understands just how valuable the advice of a pretty 23-year-old airhead can be in dealing with the youth vote on the campaign trail. ;)

19 posted on 11/17/2008 6:50:51 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: GQuagmire

Dear (lazy, crackberry) Leader

20 posted on 11/17/2008 6:51:26 AM PST by They'reGone2000 (<--- Forwarding address: Galt's Gulch)
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To: GQuagmire
"Actress Scarlett Johansson said she has had frequent e-mail exchanges with him...

How...quaint.

Why would anybody give a rat's ass as to what that fool does?

And the fool of which I speak is Hussein.

As far as I'm concerned, he can take the Blackberry and his cigarettes and stick them up...er, down the garbage chute.

I mean, really, who cares?

All the fawning over this B Ho is becoming quite nauseating.

Bad enough that we have a socialist marxist-leaning muslim-sympathizing Chigago poli-thug about to occupy the White House, now, they try to ingratiate him with us with that "just a regular guy" crap.

Give me a break.

What's next...dancing with Ellen Degenerate?

Oh, yeah...what is a "Scarlet Johansson", anyway?

Or should I even care?

Deliver us from four years of this simpering crap.

21 posted on 11/17/2008 6:52:20 AM PST by OldSmaj (Death to islam. No to Hussein. BO stinks.)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

:)


22 posted on 11/17/2008 6:52:34 AM PST by lilycicero
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To: OldSmaj

OlkdSmaj, prepare for a visit by the new Obama SS, the domestic security force.


23 posted on 11/17/2008 6:54:38 AM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: lilycicero
Michelle can keep her blackbarry.




24 posted on 11/17/2008 7:04:18 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: GQuagmire

It’s really too bad that The President has to do without something as just plain useful as e-mail, all because of subpoenas and dirt-diggers. Seems reasonable to me that there should be some way to shield Presidential communications as privileged, at least until the term is up, or until some amount of time has passed.


25 posted on 11/17/2008 7:06:55 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: OldSmaj
That is a Scarlett Johannson
26 posted on 11/17/2008 7:10:37 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: lilycicero

LOL!


27 posted on 11/17/2008 7:15:21 AM PST by shiva
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To: GQuagmire

Obviously just another dumb blonde with a B Ho fixation.


28 posted on 11/17/2008 7:22:37 AM PST by OldSmaj (Death to islam. No to Hussein. BO stinks.)
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To: GQuagmire

Ahhhh....a mattress with a wig.


29 posted on 11/17/2008 7:48:23 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (OK,Alaska...You've had her long enough.....Prepare to share in 2012!!!)
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To: OldSmaj

Absolutely. However very easy on the eyes.....


30 posted on 11/17/2008 7:49:10 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: aWolverine; Girlene

There goes my shot at being on the pres admin...I heard they are asking what screen names you use online.


31 posted on 11/17/2008 8:00:19 AM PST by lilycicero (No, really...somebody stole my password.)
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To: lilycicero
There goes my shot at being on the pres admin...I heard they are asking what screen names you use online.

Top 5 online names to get you onto Team Obama:

5) Bushitler69
4) GLBTthing
3) ACORNconvict
2) CCCPresident
1) teleprompterFan
32 posted on 11/17/2008 8:06:03 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: gimme1ibertee
Ahhhh....a mattress with a wig.

Sick burn!
33 posted on 11/17/2008 8:11:49 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: aWolverine; lilycicero

LOL, awolverine. Good list. On the GLBTthing, you forgot the Q for “questioning”. (I kid you not.)


34 posted on 11/17/2008 10:47:42 AM PST by Girlene (see, lily, someone else got the wolverine thingy)
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To: Girlene
LOL, awolverine. Good list. On the GLBTthing, you forgot the Q for “questioning”. (I kid you not.)

Top 5 online names guaranteed to keep you OUT of Camp Obama:

5) reaganDem1980
4) JoeThePlumber
3) NRA4life
2) caribouBarbie2012
1) grandmaSawMeBornInKenya

35 posted on 11/17/2008 11:13:49 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: Girlene

I am supposed to be on sabbatical from all news...but I have to ask...what is the GLBTthing...Q...I am not tracking.


36 posted on 11/17/2008 11:19:24 AM PST by lilycicero (I am trying to go back to my "pre-FR" days and bake or something!!! Mowing season over...HELP)
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To: GQuagmire

Just watched a blurb about this on Fox. They were saying that Zerobama would be the first “Internet president” and the first to use a laptop, all the while they were displaying a photo in the background of GW working on a laptop. Idiots.


37 posted on 11/17/2008 1:42:57 PM PST by FReepaholic (Diversity = .45 .357 .223 .38 ...)
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To: aWolverine

LOL. You have outdone the last list. Priceless.


38 posted on 11/17/2008 6:31:25 PM PST by Girlene (Wolverines!!!)
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To: Girlene
Aw shucks m'am, just doin' my job...

39 posted on 11/17/2008 6:35:45 PM PST by aWolverine
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