Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm about sick of Mr. Obama's BlackBerry obsession.

The President-Elect's obsession with his BlackBerry was cute, at first. Even understandable (I confess I own two: an 8830 T-Mobile and a Storm.) since they take some learning and subsequently, some skill to run all the features.

But enough is enough.

There is no excuse, save selfish self-centeredness, for Mr. Obama to demand that he be allowed to continue using his.

The critical element is this paragraph:
"The moment it becomes known that Barack Obama uses his BlackBerry, you know that a significant share of Russia's signal intelligence and China's signal intelligence and cyberintelligence budgets will be targeted to break it," said Entner, an analyst with market researcher Nielsen in Boston.
Once informed of that (and you know he has been informed of that) our President-Elect SHOULD have put his childish obsession aside, AND DONE WHAT THE SECRET SERVICE HAS ORDERED HIM TO DO.

Or is their some reason you believe your comfort level with your toy should exceed National Security concerns, Mr. President-Elect?

Not even sworn in, I'm becoming sick of our President-Elect acting like a spoiled rotten kid.

His idiotic desire to "escape the White House fishbowl" is something, perhaps, he should have considered BEFORE HE RAN FOR THE OFFICE.
"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," he said.
I'm sure that, in-between the "I-hate-my-country" rants of the Reverend Wright, some reference must have been made to the aspect of biblical childishness:
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned
like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.

1Corinthians 13:11
Apparently, having turned a deaf ear to Mr. Wright's anti-American screeds, he also avoided any other impartation of this aspect of "believing."

I particularly like this aspect of his excuse:
"If I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, 'What are you doing?'
It's reasonably clear at this point that Mr. Obama, should he continue to stamp his widdle footsie to put our security at risk, will be posessed of the first BlackBerry to blow itself to pieces under the strain of such an assignment.

His disastrous economic policies, indebting this Nation for generations; his screwing with the Military to pay back his supporters at the risk of degrading mission capability; his ability to excuse criminal activity (taxes and hiring illegal's for housework) on the part of his Treasury nominee; his choice of a bureaucrat to run our Intelligence system; his "I-am-Lincoln" coronation as The One... and now this idiocy with a fricking BlackBerry fetish.

Is there any doubt that Putin is licking his chops?

Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry

Jan 16 07:24 PM US/Eastern
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Despite legal and security hurdles, president-elect Barack Obama says he has a plan to retain his beloved Blackberry once he moves into the White House next week.

Interviewed by CNN Friday, Obama said the smartphone was among the tools that he would use to stay in touch with real Americans and avoid becoming trapped inside the presidential "bubble."

"I think we're going to be able to hang on to one of these. My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN," he said.

"So I make sure to think before I press 'send'," he said of his Blackberry, which was an ever-present fixture on his belt or in his hand on the campaign trail.

Obama did not divulge just how he will overcome legal constraints, given the requirement of the post-Watergate Presidential Records Act of 1978 to keep a record of every White House communication.

Nor did he say how he would persuade his Secret Service protectors that the Blackberry does not pose a security risk, for instance if it is hacked over the air.

But Obama, who succeeds the unpopular George W. Bush on Tuesday, said the phone was a valuable part of a wider strategy to escape the White House fishbowl.

"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," he said.



Anonymous said...

There will be a WatchBerry for the Presidential Blackberry even if it's only used for private business in the White House.

This goes to show, Obama's not a spy, no one's THIS clueless.

Anonymous said...

It will be OK - it will just let all of our enemies coordinate with him to implement the Cloward-Piven strategy.