And the Doughy Pantload comes through with the most awesomest spin of the campaign so far. I will paraphrase:
“John McCain does not use a computer because he was a POW.”
Right now you probably think I am kidding. Take it away, Jonah:
Does anyone know why McCain doesn’t use a computer or email? As a couple readers suggested to me, it might be because his injuries prevent it. I mean he can’t lift his arms much higher than his chest and it looks like he has all sorts of other mobility problems with them. Maybe he can’t type or use something like a blackberry. I don’t know. But I hope the Obama campaign found out before they played the granpa Simpson card on McCain. I’d hate for Obama to be mocking a veteran’s disability to score cheap points.
John McCain, using his blackberry.
This is officially the stupidest fucking election ever.
*** Update ***
Jonah is deadly serious in peddling this piffle:
The reason he doesn’t send email is that he can’t use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in service to our country. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
Behold the next wingnut fauxtrage. Kinda cool watching these morons work in real time.
Someone tell the morons to read this story:
There’s no telling if he’s going to buy a tape from the Video Professor, or just have his son-in-law sit down with him for a few days, but John McCain has decided to learn how to use the internet.
“I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself,” McCain told the New York Times in an interview that appeared Sunday. “I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need.”
Even so, McCain bluntly admits, “I don’t e-mail. I’ve never felt the particular need to e-mail.”
Or this one:
Q: What websites if any do you look at regularly?
Mr. McCain: Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously, everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge. Sometimes I look at Politico. Sometimes RealPolitics, sometimes.
(Mrs. McCain and Ms. Buchanan both interject: “Meagan’s blog!”)
Mr. McCain: Excuse me, Meagan’s blog. And we also look at the blogs from Michael and from you that may not be in the newspaper, that are just part of your blog.
Q: But do you go on line for yourself?
Mr. McCain: They go on for me. I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need – including going to my daughter’s blog first, before anything else.
Q: Do you use a blackberry or email?
Mr. McCain: No
Mark Salter: He uses a BlackBerry, just ours.
It should come as no great surprise that these are the same folks who think Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience because Alaska is close to Russia. Clown shoes, I tell you. Clown shoes.
*** Update #2 ***
It then shows a picture of McCain and George Bush and says, “After one president who was out of touch, we just can’t afford more of the same.”
Hitting an opponent on economic issues is standard political strategy. But going after a candidate for his skill with computers and e-mail …
…is a new, 21st century line of attack.
The McCain campaign charged that it’s untrue.
“John McCain travels with a laptop,” said McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds. “This is a senseless tactic from Obama’s campaign because they’re struggling with the realization that the American people understand he is not equipped to deliver change because his record has no bipartisanship or significant legislative accomplishment in it.”
That was the McCain campaign, today. Is there anyone dumber than right wing bloggers?
BTW- These loons are desperately hoping they can push this meme into the MSM, but are forgetting one thing. While they are blogging from where ever their fact-free zone is, high on cheeto dust, actual reporters have spent the last 20 years covering McCain, riding on the Straight Talk Express, riding on his campaign plane, watching him, and have seen him repeatedly use a blackberry and a phone and a computer and drive his car and god knows what else (including fly a plane AFTER returning from Viet Nam and throw out the first pitch in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series).
The morons pushing this nonsense really are in a fantasy land of their own creation.