"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Barack Obama: Blackberry Spokesman

I'm planning on getting an iPhone soon so the price of Blackberry stock is of no interest to me but it seems that they're getting quite a boost from the new pres-elect:

This week, Michael Phelps signed a deal worth more than $1 million to advertise Mazda in China. Jerry Seinfeld earned a reported $10 million to appear in Microsoft’s recent television campaign.

But the person who may be the biggest celebrity pitchman in the world is not earning a penny for his work.

President-elect Barack Obama has repeatedly said how much his BlackBerry means to him and how he is dreading the prospect of being forced to give it up, because of legal and security concerns, once he takes office.

“I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday in an interview with CNBC and The New York Times. “They’re going to pry it out of my hands.”

What could the “BlackBerry president” charge for his plugs of the device if he were not a public servant? More than $25 million, marketing experts say, and maybe as much as $50 million.
How much you wanna bet that when the Obamas finally choose a dog there'll be a nation-wide run on the things? If anyone reading this has any kind of line to the man: get Obama to say the url for this blog just once on national television; I'll take it from there.

1 comment:

one L bill said...

"If anyone reading this has any kind of line to the man: get Obama to say the url for this blog just once on national television; I'll take it from there."

Now THAT'S funny. Bravo, sir.