Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune News" @ 10:00 PM
"Barack Obama is a Zune user. He was spotted in Philadelphia yesterday, working out week with his Zune player. Obama was in Philadephia [sic] to speak to a gathering of governors from 49 states. (Bill Richardson of New Mexico - soon to be Obama’s Commerce Secretary - did not attend.) A witness from the gym reports: “[He] walked majestically across the gym floor in his track pants and sweat shirt. I did a double take, and soon after that, looked around the gym to see if anyone else knew he was here. Nobody seemed to notice. 'But he hopped on the machine next to me and broke a mean sweat while reading a copy of USA Today and listening to his Zune.'"
(Probably should be a Zune within a Presidential Seal, but my Photoshop abilities aren't that strong.)
We knew the DNC gave out Zunes back at the convention in August, but who knew the candidate kept one for himself? According to Neal Santos at Philadelphia's City Paper, the US president-elect worked out at the gym a short distance from our intrepid reporter, brandishing a USA Today and a Zune. Of course, as Santos points out in a follow-up, given that Obama's been spotted with a Mac laptop before (the Zune desktop software doesn't yet run on Mac), the Zune in question could be an aide's. But hey, for now we're claiming the president-elect one of our own.