Intriguing

DC’s New Status Symbol

After months of careful negotiations, Obama finally gets to keep his BlackBerry, but only a few senior staffers and close friends will have access to it—making the elite group the toast of the town. "It's a pretty small group of people," spokesman Robert Gibbs said of the list. The obvious members of Club BlackBerry will likely include Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, body man Reggie Love, Hillary Clinton, and, of course, Michelle Obama (and maybe the kids as well). Various friends from Chicago might make the cut as well. Social climbers seeking the ultimate challenge, the Mt. Everest of status symbols, will surely lobby hard for a spot on the famed BlackBerry list.