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Obama's White House apparently has members of the Mac cult

If the 2008 presidential election were an Apple commercial, there's little question who would play the dorky PC and who would be the hip, laid-back Mac guy.

It's probably no surprise that President Obama's staffers are apparently slaves to the Mac. Take a look at the kid's corner in the photo on top -- three MacBook Pros.

We don't know if Obama himself is a member of the Apple or Windows party, but we do know he favors the BlackBerry over Apple's iPhone -- even though the administration's first foray into mobile was an iPhone app. But clearly several of the staff members who make his administration click are on the Mac bandwagon.

However, we did find this picture of the Outer Oval Office's desk adorned by what looks like a Dell computer. Naturally, the guy using the PC appears to lack that youthful glow of the Mac women above.

-- Mark Milian

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Photo: White House staff and others use laptop computers to monitor President  Obama's live interview on YouTube in the library of the White House on Monday.  Credit: Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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