WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama has his blackberry — but his tech-savvy press operation has been without e-mail for most of the day, and it’s not yet clear when they’ll get it back.
Obama press staffers had just made the leap to their official White House e-mail addresses Monday morning when the Outlook server went down. They weren’t the only ones affected by the crash, which also hit the first lady’s office and other White House offices.
An apologetic Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters at 1:30 pm press briefing that the server meltdown was responsible for the delay in responding to their e-mailed questions. But late Monday, nearly six hours since the server first went haywire, staffers still can’t use their official e-mail addresses — and a press aide could not tell CNN when the press office might be able to start sending and receiving messages again.
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Hey, Rick! Is it possible for you make a comment without some sort of asinine insult? Or are you just following the lead of one of your right-wing talking heads? I think Jeff in Illinois got it right! Cheney was always the Macchiavelli behind G.W. Bush.
outlook server? say it ain't so. there are better/safer ways to do email.
Sounds like the White House is one step above the Flintstones in technology.
It's time to send out for some string and empty soda cans!
I kind of agree with Jeff, and Rick just give people a chance, the press whats to know more than he knows. Plus Bush had how many press Secretary.
One week into the office, I think that what Obama is doing is a helevalot better than Bush had done, deregulating everything and trying to kill the American people.
Oh Rick by the way, do you enjoy our Government spy on you all the time.
To me it is an invasion of my privacy
The email server probably went down from no-use in the past. Did the Bush people even know how to use email?
RICK, i see that you can't get enough of President Obama. You follow him every day. So i know deep in my heart that before his first hundred day are up, you will also be an Obama lover. Bye Rick
Will you let it go, Mr Obama ?
Don't be a childish. You don't need BlackBerry to work.
Obviously you haven't seen Bush press briefings yet.
dependence on technology... does have its pitsfalls.
Image if this was something imporatant?
RICK ,YOU ARE NOT VERY AMERICAN AND YOU ARE NOT A GOOD CITIZEN... 82% WISHES HIM WELL ,WHY CAN'T YOU AND RUSH
The White House needs to be rewired for the 21st century!
So does Rick!
They use Outlook? Hasn't that been proven time and again to be unsecure!!! Yikes!
The Outlook server? Come on CNN, do a little research. Microsoft Exchange much? Outlook = Client, Exchange = Server. Even "email server" would have made you look a little less ill-informed.
From Jeff in Illinois
"Maybe past VP Dick "Not part of the Executive Branch" Cheney's email deleting process wasn't quite finished."
Or maybe former VP Cheney's virus bug left as a parting gift finally kicked in. LOL!!!
Obama for 8 years!
Get over it Rick. Your guy lost. It's time for unity behind our current administration. Bush's administration had no unity either and look where that got us. Partianship has to become a thing of the past. Either we all work together or our country will completely fail.
blame it on the Vista platform....
get a Mac for the White House
Rick, keep on believing whatever you want to believe. I bet you thought Bush Co. did well.
Too bad , too late America...........should have really thought about our presidential choices, Senator McCain and even Hillary Clinton would have been a much better choice. I hope we get our acts together in 2010 and 2012.
How can staffers answer questions when they don't have any answers just like their new leader. Gibbs can't even answer a question. Clowns
Glad to see Obama is not giving any of the major networks the first interview. He went to his home network.
Gibbs is toast. Or should be.
Maybe the White House should chuck that garbage Microsoft product and get something that works.
Rick..........? what are you vieing for Limbaugh's job? Enough already with the partisan vitriol.........as a senior citizen Republican I'd rather go to the senior citizen center and play cards and listen to all the old folks farting than listen/read the partisan garbage that is tearing this country apart. Paris Hilton needs a new manager go work for her.
Sounds to me like, the Republicans at their games!