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Obama may keep BlackBerry after all(Not giving it up)
Politico ^ | 1/17/09 10:18 AM EST | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

Posted on 01/17/2009 7:22:47 PM PST by Red Steel

Chalk up one possible win for Obama: He might be able to keep his BlackBerry after all.

He's been resisting the advice of lawyers and others to give up the e-mail device upon taking office because he views it as his connection to the outside world.

“I think we're going to be able to beat this back,” Obama said in a CNN interview of the pressure on him to give it up. “I think we're going to be able to hang onto one of these. Now, my working assumption, and this is not new, is that everything I write on e-mail could end up being on CNN. So I make sure to — to think before I press ‘send.’

“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. But if I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an e-mail and say, ‘What are you doing?’ ” Obama said. “I want to be able to have voices, other than the people who are immediately working for me, be able to reach out and — and send me a message about what's happening in America.”

Obama didn’t describe what kind of arrangement he had made to keep the BlackBerry. After the interview, host John King said on CNN that Obama had not one but two BlackBerries with him Friday.


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhowhitehouse; blackberry; jackass; kingobama; nationalsecurityrisk; obama; stuckonstupid; technology
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He's been resisting the advice of lawyers and others
to give up the e-mail device upon taking office.
1 posted on 01/17/2009 7:22:48 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

He just wants everyone else to make sacrifices...


2 posted on 01/17/2009 7:23:23 PM PST by Canedawg
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To: Red Steel
Yesturday's related thread:

Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry

3 posted on 01/17/2009 7:23:59 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Canedawg

Blah, blah, blah, disobey the laws, but we have to obey them.???

Go figure?


4 posted on 01/17/2009 7:25:44 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Red Steel

“But if I’m doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an e-mail and say, ‘What are you doing?’ ”

Who, like Rezko, Blago, Ayers, Dorn, Wright all of the other geniuses in Chicago???


5 posted on 01/17/2009 7:26:18 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Red Steel

The Idiot King.


6 posted on 01/17/2009 7:26:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Canedawg

How many, OOPS, I shouldn’t have told you that buddy email’s will be sent? Or how many meetings will he stop to check his BB for the latest new from regular serfs.

Dear Vladamir - How’s it going? Just sitting in the O office...u r right, the west window does seem to leak air! Hope you can fly in soon, we’ll chill in the crib and figure out a manifesto together...your BFF...O

...ugh...what a teenager we have in office...sad.


7 posted on 01/17/2009 7:28:35 PM PST by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: Red Steel

Be careful what you ask for.


8 posted on 01/17/2009 7:29:03 PM PST by shiva
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To: Red Steel

Of course, he needs a comm channel outside the normal ones. How else can he get his orders from the guys he owes back in Chicago?


9 posted on 01/17/2009 7:29:55 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar (I love my Country, but I now genuinely fear my government.)
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To: phatus maximus

Where do I go to file my Freedom of Information Act rights to his email?


10 posted on 01/17/2009 7:31:05 PM PST by Dacula (Dacula. As in Dacula, Georgia)
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SO THIS SHIVERING PATHETIC SNIVELING
SHADOW OF A DOG CAN GET OUT OF OUR SIGHT!




11 posted on 01/17/2009 7:31:48 PM PST by Brads Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Red Steel

Just a spoiled punk Chicago thug.


12 posted on 01/17/2009 7:32:21 PM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Red Steel

SO BERRY CLUMSY

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama’s cherished BlackBerry slipped through his fingers yesterday - but it was only a butterfingers moment.

Obama, who has been resisting requests that he relinquish the device when he becomes president, dropped his BlackBerry and its hard plastic case onto an airport tarmac as he emerged from his fortified vehicle.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01172009/news/nationalnews/so_berry_clumsy_150573.htm


13 posted on 01/17/2009 7:33:59 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Red Steel; SLB

Whole new meaning to the term “Crackberry” ....err Barry !


14 posted on 01/17/2009 7:35:37 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Dacula

My thoughts exactly. Someone needs to request records of his Blackberry correspondence on a daily basis and publish it.


15 posted on 01/17/2009 7:36:44 PM PST by GatorGirl (Proud member of the Gator Nation!)
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To: Red Steel
His quotes here make him come off as just another yuppie boyman who wants to keep his little electronic toy with him at all times.

I swear I am trying to like this guy. He won't let me.

16 posted on 01/17/2009 7:37:00 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Red Steel

Ohh, can’t wait for BO’s e-mail subpoena!!


17 posted on 01/17/2009 7:39:00 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Red Steel

"Yep, that auto-forwarding bug on O's Blackberry is working just fine!"

18 posted on 01/17/2009 7:39:34 PM PST by mikrofon (Rove, you magnificent b*st*rd!)
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To: Dacula

See the Supreme Court, errr, I mean Congres, errr I mean....oh forget it...


19 posted on 01/17/2009 7:40:44 PM PST by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: Darkwolf377

>>I swear I am trying to like this guy. He won’t let me.<<

I’m not even going to try.


20 posted on 01/17/2009 7:42:01 PM PST by unkus
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