Sunday, June 29, 2008

Makes Grampa Simpson look like Al Gore

You've probably heard that John McCain is a self-professed "computer illiterate" that relies completely on his wife to turn this "confounded thing on, dagnabbit"...Is it a problem that McCain not only didn't invent the internet, but is actually barely aware of it?

Recently McCain's spokesman was forced to defend his candidate:
“You don’t actually have to use a computer to understand how it shapes the country. John McCain is aware of the Internet,” says Soohoo. “This is a man who has a very long history of understanding on a range of issues.”

I can't think of anything better to say than Greg at The Talent Show:
The fact that McCain would consider the internet one of a range of “issues” is hilariously out of touch. That’s like bragging that Richard Nixon was familiar with the television “issue” in 1960 or that FDR’s fireside chats were panders on the radio “issue”. I don’t expect John McCain to start his own blog or have a personal Facebook account, but a lack of experience with a communications medium this ubiquitous is pretty revealing. After eight years of a president with zero intellectual curiosity, I find it astonishing that we have a prospective leader who wouldn’t want to get a little hands-on time with what has amounted to a communications revolution. I know if I was alive a hundred years ago and everyone around me was gushing about this new-fangled invention called the telephone, I’d probably put down the telegraph needle and give it a shot.

Maybe that's why all of the people around McCain seem to be inadequately vetted.

Computers baffle him, he knows nothing about economics...the only thing he seems to be an expert in is anger and triggers. Excellent combination.

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