Saturday, July 02, 2005

US senator finds out about justice Sandra Day O'Connor resignation by sms

Text messaging has come a long way here, when the cover story of The New York Times this morning features a large picture of Senator C. Boyden Gray. He found out this by reading an SMS from his cell phone:

Around 9:30 Friday morning, C. Boyden Gray, founder of the Committee for Justice, a conservative group that is a leading ally of President Bush, was sipping coffee at his Georgetown residence and confessing mild frustration to a reporter for The New York Times about the waiting game for a Supreme Court retirement. Suddenly he got a text message and expressed that emotion rare for stage-managed Washington: surprise.


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