McCain can’t send an e-mail. Obama can’t google.

Stupid ad:

Mean-spirited, too:

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.

More:

This excerpt from a 2000 Forbes article about McCain’s pioneering web-based campaign is noteworthy:
In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.

I guess now we’ll find out whether Barack Obama is capable of shame.

Probably not. One fact remains: The Obama campaign is in a tailspin.

Bonus link: What you are now seeing is Obama’s performance in a crisis challenging situation.

Now for the kicker.

You know that plane he was shot in?

The A-4 Skyhawk.

It used a computer.

In 1967.

Hat tip: Lucianne.

When Obama was 6 and living in Indonesia.

UPDATE
Roger’s asking, Who is the mole in the Obama campaign?

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7 Responses to “McCain can’t send an e-mail. Obama can’t google.”

  1. T-Steel Says:

    Hi Fausta.

    I don’t agree Obama’s campaign is in a tailspin. But they are in full puzzlement mode. But all of this is just plain silly on both sides. I didn’t like the “lipstick on a pig outrage” from the McCain side and I do not like Obama’s e-mail ad. Both of these men are standing U.S. Senators that should be conducting business like statesmen in my opinion. Instead it’s jailhouse humor time. But who am I to talk? I’m a big fan of the show “Hole In The Wall” and I watch “Spongebob Squarepants” all the time. :-)

  2. Pat Patterson Says:

    The trend on the polling numbers has shown a loss of support for Sen. Obama of anywhere from 8-10% since his concert on the Tiergarten in Berlin in July. And those numbers must be suspect because the highest number was from the day before the speech. I haven’t seen such a turn around in fortune since Pres. Carter’s reelection campaign ended in the desert during Operation Eagle Claw. Maybe Sen. Obama can name this debacle something catchy, like Operation What Is It With Those Uppity Women, or Operation How Was I To Know That Speaking To A Crowd Of Drunken Germans Would Upset Americans?

    Also a bit of trivia, the A-4 Skyhawk, that Sen. McCain flew was carried as lost equipment and charged to the senator for a couple of years until its loss was confirmed. At that time they cost $1.2 million plus.

    One of my cousins ran across a similar problem when his platoon came under fire and as he pointed out, ran like hell but left behind a very expensive listening device. A few days after returning a few junior officers and a master sergeant showed up to collect either that equipment, a check or a big chunk of my cousin’s backside. Luckily he had pried off the serial number plate and also brought back the integrated circuit board.

  3. Hussey Says:

    And those numbers must be suspect because the highest number was from the day before the speech. I haven’t seen such a turn around in fortune since Pres. Carter’s reelection campaign ended in the desert during Operation Eagle Claw. Maybe Sen. Obama can name this debacle something catchy, like Operation What Is It With Those Uppity Women, or Operation How Was I To Know That Speaking To A Crowd Of Drunken Germans Would Upset Americans?

  4. Public Secrets Says:

    The idea is…

    When you’re in a hole, you stop digging, not keep shoveling. The campaign of the Prophet Barack (Hope! Change! Waffles!) seems to have that lesson backwards. First, they ran this commercial twitting McCain for being old and technologically un-hip: “F…

  5. Bob Dylan Says:

    McCain can’t operate a mouse and peck on a keyboard, but regained his flight status in 1974 after going through rehab? Now, I’m no pilot, but I’d expect that flying a fighter jet at high speeds and with high forces being exerted on you requires a good bit of fine motor skill. As much as searching and pecking on a keyboard anyways. So should he not have been allowed to fly, or is a lack of motor skills an excuse for rejecting simple technology?

    At a convention for children with Cerebral Palsy, I met a man with Cerebral Palsy effecting his arms, yet he was a computer programmer by profession. I should think that his motor skills are much more lacking than those of Senator McCain’s.

  6. Peter Hubbard Says:

    Re the claim that McCain “gets emotional” at the mere thought of veterans lacking health care: he sided with Bush on the latest legislation to increase funds for veterans beneits & voted against it.

  7. Pat Patterson Says:

    No, he voted to merely cut the rate of increase and then freeze funding for one year (2011) not any increase in funding yet the president signed legilsation that allowed for almost %10 billion more than he requested. Funding for veteran’s medical care is up 92% since 2001 strictly on the submitted budget requests. But in terms of actual spending beginning in 2008 the President signed bills authorizing a huge jump in spending from his initial request of %33.5 billion to an actual budget of $43.1 billion and from that year on to 2012 the budget request the president put in is actually not quite 2/3 of what is actually appropriated. So how can that be termed either as a cut in the budget or anything other than an increase?