Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 18 2008   1:24AM GMT

Overheard: No presidential technology in the White House?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

jeff_zeleny.jpg Sorry, Mr. President. Please surrender your BlackBerry.

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In addition to concerns about e-mail security, he faces the Presidential Records Act, which puts his correspondence in the official record and ultimately up for public review, and the threat of subpoenas. A decision has not been made on whether he could become the first e-mailing president, but aides said that seemed doubtful.

It makes sense, but it still surprised me. How ironic! Now that he finally gets to work from home, he’ll be the only Dad in the country who can’t text message his kids when it’s time for dinner.

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