Breaking: Few People Have Access To President’s Email Address!
The New York Times has a long-winded article that states the obvious: not too many people have President Obama’s email address.
It is now the ultimate status symbol in a town obsessed by status. Mr. Obama was spotted last week trying out his new BlackBerry — or actually a more sophisticated, encrypted variation — and aides say that he uses a computer in the study next to the Oval Office but that he has agreed to limit the number of people he would exchange e-mail with. In the process, he created a new measure for Washington to judge who really has the ear, or the thumb, of the president.
Is anyone actually surprised by this? Good lord, I get 300+ emails a day with all of my various activities, and nothing I do is as remotely important as the job of the President. I can’t imagine that President Obama could get much done if his email address was widely distributed.
Did it really take three reporters to come up with this obvious fact?