Barack Obama had to give up his Blackberry, as we all know, because presidents can't leave paper trails anymore (thanks, Nixon). Now comes news that some Verizon employees "accessed and viewed President-elect Barack Obama's personal cell phone account." They checked out who he called, and who called him, just for kicks it seems like. Huh. How would they even recognize Bill Ayers' number? Anyway all the employees have been suspended and some of them will face "disciplinary action," according to Verizon's CEO. Because you are simply not allowed to just violate a person's privacy by peeking at their phone records, unless of course the government wants these records, in which case hand 'em over, warrant or no, and don't sweat getting sued.