Rumsfield and Chertoff don’t use email

Revealed in the Katrina hearings, apparently the Homeland Security Secretary and the Defense Secretary don’t use email. According to the offices, all senior officials of both offices are supposed to know that if there is something important, they pick up the phone or go to the office. But wait… there’s more!

But Dr. Irwin Redlener, a disaster-preparedness expert at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, expressed surprise that two officials in such critical positions would not be adept at routine methods of modern communication. “This can’t be true,” he said, only half-jokingly. “It’s almost inconceivable in 2006 for officials at that level of government not to be directly connected to systems of communications.”

Via Newsweek