Email Error Reveals Obama Staffers' PR Calculations

Back-and-forth over schedule shows administration's inner workings
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 1:52 PM CDT
President Barack Obama makes remarks on veterans healthcare, Thursday, April 9, 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – A daily email from the White House Press Office outlining President Obama’s schedule accidentally included in-house correspondence among staffers, CNN reports. The error revealed the political calculations that go into the missive—among them deliberations on emphasizing “real people”—homeowners Obama and his economic team would be meeting with today. The gaffe was apparently the work of a sleep-deprived staffer, who will not be punished, the White House said.