26374 une obama blackberry Obama Packs Administration with Bloggers

Apparently the only similar quality that everyone on Obama’s Admin team has is the fact that all of them maintain a blog of their own. This mere fact tells a lot about the intense focus and importance that the new president is giving to being web and tech savvy. The use of Web was also one of the main advantages that Team Obama had over Team McCain. Alley Insider has listed the bloggers who are now part of Obama Administration for you:

  • New Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Daschle‘s last post to "Travels With Tom" — a "travel web log" — is from August 2003. It features a long quote from Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie. The post before that one reads: "I seem to be lost in a vast farm in southeast South Dakota. Send a rescue party!"
  • Obama’s choice to direct the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, keeps a more up-to-date blog. Unbloggily, he keeps comments off. So we’re not sure we agree with Matthew Yglesias when he calls Orszag "highest-ranking blogger in the history of the United States of America."
  • The pair Obama chose to lead his FCC transition team, Susan Crawford and Kevin Werbach, seem more native to the form. Crawford recently posted a link to Alaska Senator Ted Steven’s infamous "series of tubes" speech. Following an equally popular meme, Werbach — who embedded a Twitter stream on his blog — wrote a short post on November 5 titled "Yes. we. did."