Skip to comments.Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry
Posted on 01/16/2009 4:57:14 PM PST by Red Steel
Despite legal and security hurdles, president-elect Barack Obama says he has a plan to retain his beloved Blackberry once he moves into the White House next week.
Interviewed by CNN Friday, Obama said the smartphone was among the tools that he would use to stay in touch with real Americans and avoid becoming trapped inside the presidential "bubble."
"I think we're going to be able to hang on to one of these. My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN," he said.
"So I make sure to think before I press 'send'," he said of his Blackberry, which was an ever-present fixture on his belt or in his hand on the campaign trail.
Obama did not divulge just how he will overcome legal constraints, given the requirement of the post-Watergate Presidential Records Act of 1978 to keep a record of every White House communication.
Nor did he say how he would persuade his Secret Service protectors that the Blackberry does not pose a security risk, for instance if it is hacked over the air.
"It's just one tool among a number of tools that I'm trying to use, to break out of the bubble, to make sure that people can still reach me," he said.
"If I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, 'What are you doing?'
"I want to be able to have voices, other than the people who are immediately working for me, be able to reach out and send me a message about what's happening in America."
The mobile device dilemma may have inadvertently been solved on Friday, as Obama's Blackberry tumbled from his belt as he got out of his limousine
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What a child.
Another day, another Zero.... Just one big Zero in everything he does....
God Bless America because we sure do need it now.
The Audacity of Audacity.....
This idiot and his merry band are going to kill thousands of Americans...
His administration is certainly full of tools. You betcha.
“Leon we fnd Osma in Pkstn mtn. Will bmb tmrw. Dnt tell any1. BO”
This man is really out of his league. All he really needs to do is ask someone at the NSA what type of vulnerabilities he’s displaying at merely carrying one of these things turned on while traveling, and I guarantee he’ll ditch it right quick. Does he really need to have IRONCLAD contact with Bill Ayers? Can’t he just contact him via Facebook?
If we are lucky it will "only" be thousands.
Dammit man! I have to keep in touch with my Kenyan...err, I mean... American... yeah... contacts!
Hillary’s keeping her ashtrays.
Maybe some terror org will try and "do" him like the IDF/Mossad has "done" terror leaders (answer the exploding phone).
Don’t you see this Marxist narcissist can’t part with something named after him.....The BlackBarry Sturmabteilung
What a LOON
Hey man, it gots his contacts for da blow.
I bet he turnes over the Blackbery before his Birth Certificate!
My working assumption is, he could scrape a hemorrhoid from his rear end, place it on the desk of CNN, and they'd report on it as if it were a precious perfume.
Ah yes. After it was sent in for repairs.
Didn't he just drop his???