'I made Obama's BlackBerry'
May 22nd, 2014
08:38 AM ET
9 years ago

'I made Obama's BlackBerry'

New York (CNNMoney) - It was a rough day at the NSA in 2008 when President Obama asked for a smartphone.

"It just really bothered a lot of people - nobody wanted to put anything out there that wasn't completely secure," said retired NSA technical director Richard "Dickie" George in an interview with CNNMoney.


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Gunderson

    Yeah, so what. Did you also make his Teleprompter? Otherwise who showed him how to use it?

    May 22, 2014 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  2. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    I bet he's more intelligent than you Gundy. Hick that thinks no other POTUS has used or will use a teleprompter.

    May 22, 2014 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    -he is not only intelligent than Gundy the venom but also entire republican bums. Or else, national ACA Law would not have passed, nor Birth Certificate mouths shut up. True. USA needs presidents like him. God bless him!!!

    May 22, 2014 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  4. Gunderson

    UM, Whazzat?,
    Whats-His-Name Intelligent? So why he need Teleprompter. Did George need Teleprompter? Did Abe need Teleprompter? Do you need Teleprompter? Do you still need your Nanny? Are you still in pajamas? OK, don't answer that.

    May 22, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  5. if you ain't right, you ain't right

    No selfies, ahh, a multi million dollar phone, and no angry birds, oh boo!

    May 22, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. if you ain't right, you ain't right

    I see you've mastered politics as well as you have the English language. Simple drivel from a simple mind.

    May 22, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. bill

    The great and all knowing obama would say 'you didn't build that'

    May 22, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Wake Up

    Hey. Just stopped by to say "hi". Have a great weekend ... I'm headed for fun in the sun. If you "see" DM4O, please give her my happy weekend wishes as well.

    May 22, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. Silence DoGood

    UM, Whazzat?,
    "Whats-His-Name Intelligent?"
    Did you just ask if the president of the US is intelligent and not remember his name?

    "Did George need Teleprompter? Did Abe need Teleprompter?"
    You're absolutely right! G.Washington and A.Lincoln did not use teleprompters. Historians stand corrected.

    "Do you need Teleprompter?"
    I don't have angry talk show hosts taking every word I say out of context to accuse me of being the brother of Satan.

    May 22, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  10. just asking

    According to George, the president simply wanted a phone that enabled him to communicate with his advisers.

    no doubt. before saying or doing anything, must check with the political commissars and pollsters. we know he sure isn't using it to talk to his cabinet members like sebelius and shinseki!

    May 22, 2014 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  11. CryBabies

    Gurgyl.....How my know what your last entry means to me?

    May 22, 2014 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. don in albuquerque

    Well Gunny, while you are discussing intellect, regale us again how you survived three (3) world wars, and two sheep shearings.

    May 22, 2014 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. Sniffit

    "Did George need Teleprompter? Did Abe need Teleprompter? "

    They certainly used written aids for their speeches, Captain Babytalk. Reagan was a champion public speaker and was famous for his index cards. Grow the frig up.

    May 22, 2014 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  14. smith1

    what a nasty lot . All over a nice article about a phone.

    May 22, 2014 11:56 am at 11:56 am |