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Feb 19 2009   1:25PM GMT

Overheard – The Obamaberry and White House security

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“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.

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