U.S. presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA has downplayed his email
communications with Hollywood star SCARLETT JOHANSSON – stating she doesn’t
even have his personal email address.
Sexy screen star Johansson is a huge supporter of the democratic White House
hopeful, and told reporters last month (May08) how she regularly offers the
politician advice via e-mail.
And the actress admitted she was left stunned when Obama began a computerized
correspondence with her.
She was noted as saying, “Someone like the senator (Obama), who is constantly
traveling and constantly ‘on’, how can he return these personal e-mails?”
However, in a meeting with journalists on Wednesday (25Jun08), Obama insisted
he had only sent one email to Johansson, and that was after her original
message was forwarded to him by his assistant Reggie Love.
He explained, “She sent one email to Reggie, who forwarded it to me.
“I (wrote) saying, ‘Thank you Scarlett for doing what you do’, and suddenly
we have this email relationship.”