|“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. I have enjoyed conversing with each of you.”
George Bush, 2001
I guess by now you’ve heard that President Barack Obama has the use of a security-enhanced BlackBerry — dubbed the Obamaberry — to correspond with a small group of personal friends and senior staff.
In this short podcast, former deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin shares why President Bush didn’t have one of his own. I was surprised to learn that security was an issue Joe thought could be solved — the real danger was political shenanigans.