Shots Fired At Government & Oval Office Technology
Date: April 15, 2011
One would think if anyone in the nation would have access to the most high-tech and modernized equipment out there, it would be our commander-in-chief. Apparently that's not case. And Obama had no problems voicing his frustrations with the White House's obsolete technology during a fundraising event in Chicago stating, "When it comes to technology, we are like 30 years behind." Though his Q&A session had been transmitted back to Washington and into the press briefing room by mistake, he continued to talk about his disappointment with the government's lack of telecommunications and gadgetry: “The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff...I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up?” Hey, he's just calling it like he sees it.