Obama unvarnished: government IT is 'horrible'

President Barack Obama has never been a big fan of government IT. Now we know the depth of his discontent.

Government IT, across all agencies, is just "horrible," Obama said at a fundraiser in Chicago last night

Obama's quip about federal IT wasn't meant for the public.

The president spoke about a range of issues, mostly related to the federal budget, at the private fundraiser. But a microphone was left open and reporters covering the event heard his comments.

Among them was Mark Knoller, a reporter for CBS, who twittered away as he listened to the Obama's remarks.

Knoller: "Obama said he thought that as president, he'd have some "cool phones and stuff" in the Oval Office, but now he says "we can't get our phones to work!"