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One More Thing Before We Go: No Berry for Barry

So one of the biggest news items of the past weekend, was that Barack Obama might have to give up his BlackBerry, b/c it’s really not secure and also might violate some presidential email sunshine policies. My thought is that a few years from now, B will be brought up on ethics violation charges, when it’s discovered that he’s been harboring a secret BlackBerry for corresponding with family and friends. I mean that’s what I would do in a quick, unblinking second. Please don’t ever, ever ask me to give up my iPhone.

Our Fierce and Nerdy contributor, Monique, who happened to intern for Rahm Emanuel during the Clinton years (I’m sure she’s been getting a lot of questions about that lately) was struck by how isolated President Clinton had become, b/c he was not really allowed to truly interact with real people due to security concerns. I don’t think this is necessarily a good thing. I know that a lot of people are saying, giving up personal email is a sacrifice that comes with the job, but cutting a president off from all communication that the American people don’t have access to seems like a really good formula for creating a literally and figurtively “out of touch” president.

But what do you guys think? Should Barry have to give up his Berry? Will that play on words ever get old? Will I keep on using it, even if it does get old? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.


Today’s Current Mood Photo: Delia Hauser
Yesterday’s Current Mood Photo: Emily Farrell