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WASHINGTON (AP) -- So the new White House finally gets its e-mail up and running smoothly, and then what happens?
The entire system crashes Monday morning.
The last e-mail from the White House press office before the breakdown arrived just before 9 a.m. Monday, advising that President Barack Obama's event on energy independence in the East Room would be open to all media, instead of just the smaller group of reporters and photographers that typically follows the president.
"Our apologies if you've e-mailed any of us in the last two-and-a-half hours," he said. "Our e-mail system is not working so well. So our apologies on that, and we'll endeavor to get you information from earlier in the day, hopefully in a little bit more of a timely manner, if we can get the e-mail to work."
Gibbs' assistants ultimately got the information out the old-fashioned way: on paper.
Originally posted by Alxandro
This is certainly something you would not expect from an administration that prides itelf on its use of technology.