ZuneGate: Is Obama an iPresident or Not?

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ZuneGate - as some called it - is settled. Reports that President-Elect Barack Obama is actually a Microsoft Zune user have been crushed last night by one of Obama's spokesmen. "Not true, the President-Elect uses and iPod," addressed the spokesman to Philadelphia City Paper - Neal Santos' accusations.

It all started with a blog entry on the Philadelphia's newspaper website of Santos saying that Obama "hopped on the machine next to me [at the gym] and broke a mean sweat while reading a copy of USA Today and listening to his Zune." After that, Zune fans were "claiming the President-Elect as one of our own" thinking that "This is probably the best endorsement Zune could've gotten -- for free."

However, Apple iPod fans weren't too happy with the news either, some of them even flaming in comments "I want my vote back!" During the campaign, Obama and now Vice-President-Elect Joe Biden, both claimed to use Apple computers and music players.

Now, with Obama denying of actually having a Zune, Neil Santos is saying, " I don't know for sure that it was his. It could belong to one of the many Secret Service dudes that were at the gym, Michelle, or even one of his daughters."

On a lighter note, some commentators are still poking fun at the past election campaign, with one claiming he/she is John McCain saying "Obama's not in for proprietary formats," while another one claiming he/she is Sarah Palin asking "What's a Zune?"

This story, "ZuneGate: Is Obama an iPresident or Not?" was originally published by PCWorld.

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