Washington (CNN) - Cabinet members need to leave their BlackBerrys at the door in a basket when meeting with President Obama. Above: a White House video reveals the less than high-tech solution used to ensure Hillary Clinton doesn't leave with Eric Holder's phone.
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No surprise that Holder double underlines his name as if he's more important than the rest.
Excuse me. How many blackberries does Rice have?
Yes, leave the phones and try to really communicate! Pay attention!
I assume nothing sensitive is on any of these phones.
Since they found out you could listen to people even when they are turned off?Yes your cellphone and any other device can be used to spy on you.I read it in PC magazine.Its a dirty little secret they dont want the public to know about ,but its true.
Reminds me of the scene from "Tropical Thunder" where the director collects all the cellphones of his actors in a helmet and destoys them in order to get them into the "Nam 68" mindset. Anyway, it might be a good idea to actually have to LISTEN to what one of the most powerful men on the planet has to say when you are in the same room with him, low tech solution or not...
Yes, transparency not allowed, unless it passes throught he WH filter of transparency. To the WH, transparency filter is a self-created oxy-moron.
I think this is great.
The attention span of some politicians seems to be narrow and elusive, so maybe now we can expect full attention given to what
should be more important to them!
Very practical solution...Pity that such a common sense approach isn't implemented in solving some of the larger problems we face! Although a misplaced BB can qualify as EPIC CRISIS!
Good way to save money!! Please find another story to report this is not one. A good story will be that several banks did not need the bailout money in the first place, but only took it so they could reinvest in their corporation to make more money and no obligations to produce jobs because they can say that the media is reporting how bad the economy is and we don't have to do anything, but let the ignorance of the media continue to report and keep the American people off balance. confused and fueding among congress. The big fallout and taking advantage of the American people or taxpayers as you continue to put it is because of media coverage whether you want to admit it or not. I don't expect you to post this because you don't like hearing the truth. You going to wish you had listened when you find yourself without jobs because of your own medica cov erage.
Looks like a good ad for Blackberry
well, if you can't be trusted by your co-workers why should we trust them with our $$$$?
Republicans use I-phones..... far superior than that basket of dinosaurs.....
And RIce has 3?!
This is normal... esp. when you work near classified, secret and top secret information. We do the same here at work...
What, we aren't adult enough to simply turn them off out of respect for the office of the President ? Or is meeting with BO that boring that all temptation must be removed.
This must be driving them nuts....
Does UN Ambassador Susan Rice really have three Blackberry phones? I think I have phone envy...
And how much money in Post-It notes is this administration going to waste. I seem to recall the president asking his secretaries to find cost savings. Gee, my blackberry comes with an On/Off switch so I can switch it off and thus disabling the GSP chip. Morons!
Glad to see they are not wasting money by building some fancy Blackberry holder. This system also assumes some honesty within the ranks. Perhaps there is hope after all!
Where's BO's phone? Doesn't he have to leave his outside the meeting or is he simply flexing his political muscle to show how superior he is?
"No surprise that Holder double underlines his name as if he's more important than the rest."
No suprise that some disgruntled GOPer/neoclown who hasn't yet gotten over November 4, 2008 would invent something so petty and snide to use as criticism of one of the Obama administration's top officials.
Holder uses a Razor? Seriously? Thats the same phone I gave my 10 year old to play music. Too funny!
This is a common practice even in a private sector. I use to work in a research lab where we were not allowed to carry a cell phone with a camera to prevent a leak to a media and/or a competitor.
Not news CNN, this is protocol.