Despite common assumptions that President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees are told of their selection via personal phone calls, The Times has learned that the famously tech-friendly Obama is actually notifying his picks by "friending" them on the social networking site Facebook. Requests to Obama for comment on the following transcript have gone unanswered, though he did "poke" us just as this went to press.
is now friends with Rahm Emanuel
- Rahm Emanuel
is cursing anyway.
is now friends with Bill Richardson, Lawrence Summers
and Timothy Geithner
- Bill Richardson
is trading carbon credits for a new goatee.
- Lawrence Summers
and Joe Biden
are now friends via The White Men Who Gaffe
- Timothy Geithner
is wondering whether take-out coffee suddenly got hotter or those protective cup sleeves suddenly stopped working. Discuss.
- Barack is now friends with Robert Gates, Janet Napolitano, retired Marine Gen. James Jones
and Hillary Clinton
- Janet Napolitano
is single and lovin' it! (nota bene
- James Jones
is bi . . . partisan!
- Eric Holder
is begging your pardon.
- Robert Gates
is déjà vu-ing.
- Hillary Clinton
wishes Bill would get busy with that drywall project at the house.