It's not so much the job, it's the technology. They miss the state of the art, entrepreneurial, free-wheeling spirit of a campaign.
Instant messaging? Nope. Wireless. Nope. Private email. Nope.
Welcome to the White House!
One staffer likens the predicament to the difference between an X-box and an Atari.
Although the technology has changed in the past few years, we wanted the same things at the Bush White House. Didn't get it. But we did eventually get Microsoft Outlook and flat screen monitors.
And hey, President Obama was able to get a BlackBerry (with a lot of restrictions), so that's a move in the right direction.
Well, you still get TV sets, guys. And they'll all be watching the Sunday news shows this morning.
Biden on CBS
We're assuming Schieffer will bring up Jill Biden's assertion on the Orpah Winfrey show that her husband could have had either the vice president job or the secretary of state position. And we're guessing he'll question the vice president about the ill-received joke Biden made last week as well.
CBS Face the Nation is the winner of the desert island question. If we were stranded on a desert island and could only watch one Sunday morning show, what would it be? (We're well aware of the faults with this analogy).
Here's the lineups to the silver medalists:
ABC's This Week: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, The New York Times' Paul Krugman along with ABC News' Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and George Will join host George Stephanopoulos to analyze and debate President Obama's first week in the White House, what it will take to fix the economy, and the controversy over Caroline Kennedy and the New York Senate vacancy.
CNN's State of the Union. Host John King will be joined by President Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D.; Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.; Doug Feith, former undersecretary of defense; and former military defense attorney Charles Swift, who represented Osama bin Laden's driver.
NBC's Meet the Press: Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council, and House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio. The roundtable features Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, Michele Norris of NPR's "All Things Considered," and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard.