On Janet Napolitano’s E-mail Habits . . . Or Lack Thereof

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 7, 2012

Paul Rosenzweig thinks it’s not a big deal that the secretary of Homeland Security doesn’t use e-mail. I must disagree; while I appreciate Rosenzweig’s reasons, the fact remains that Secretary Napolitano can follow President Obama’s (good) example and ensure that only a select number of people have her e-mail–which she may well need to rely on in the event of an emergency situation when other avenues of communication may not be working.

It would be nice, of course, if changes in the law would give government officials more freedom to use e-mail and to be connected with technology, but even now, there are ways to ensure that our leadership class does not turn into a bunch of functional Luddites while on the job. Someone get Secretary Napolitano an e-mail account. Statim.

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