Does Obama have your back?

February 22, 2010

Blog Guy, you know a lot of inside Washington stuff. I hear President Obama is very savvy as far as technology is concerned.

OBAMA/Not really. He tends to prefer doing backberry messages, which are very low-tech.

Backberry? You mean BLACKBERRY, right?

No, I  mean backberry. Look at this photo. He writes a note on the back of his personal assistant, who then finds the person who’s supposed to get it, and turns his back so they can read it.

Wait a minute. I’m sure I’ve read that Obama has a BlackBerry and uses it a lot.

OBAMA/No, not since his unfortunate “accident.”


It seems Obama likes to keep a private list called “Folks My Death Panel Should Visit Right Away.” But as he was climbing the steps to Air Force One he dropped his BlackBerry, and it landed on the SEND button.

Ouch! That’s very unfortunate.

I’ll say it is. Excuse me, there’s a knock at my door….

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U.S. President Barack Obama uses the back of his assistant Reggie Love to sign an autograph for a member of the audience at the end of a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Obama picks up his BlackBerry device after dropping it as he climbs the stairs to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, February 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

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I’ve actually heard of backberry – I think it’s a type of toe-jam.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Wow, we’ve hit rock bottom with the first comment. That never happens.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Never say never….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

There’s no where to go but up from here.

Posted by BarryManilow | Report as abusive

That’s what the meds are for Barry.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Baby got back!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Backberry is a step above dingleberry, thank goodness.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

Yes, BethyB comes through with a dingleberry comment! Gotta love that!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Boy, just when I thought I had seen rock bottom, it turns out I was wrong…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Well, it’s about a half-a-foot above dingleberry….

Posted by BarryManilow | Report as abusive

Big drawback to the Backberry: getting caught in the rain. It’s what turned the phrase “public option” into “pubic option.”

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive

How about we just correspond through OE, Uncle Reemus?
Why are you obsessed with my hair?

Posted by BarryManilow | Report as abusive

Basler… told ya…never say never… we are an unpredictable bunch… you never know the limits on us… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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We have limits? There are limits to this blog and our comments? Why wasn’t I told?

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive

There are NO limits and rock bottoms and sky high, Iam… Relax… have some xanax…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Tim, just beware… that was very, very, awfully close to teaching, right there…

Now, I don’t want you to go obstreperously screaming at us when Shra zaps you for teaching!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Someone explain what obsterperously means…. and then I would zap all three of u….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I used to be called obstreperous all the time. I think it means stubborn or crazy or insane or something. Maybe it is all three rolled into one. Maybe it was a word that parents used to say instead of I’m going to punish you for doing something I don’t like.

Posted by IamNotSomebody | Report as abusive

‘S a big word for being stroppy and deliberately awkward.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Zap.. Zap… Zap…. ahh… “I’m feeling good”…

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