Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sheesh, FDR didn't even stand to greet you

Of course, that's because he was in a wheelchair. And Bob Dole doesn't even know you're supposed to use your right hand when shaking hands with someone. Of course, that is because he lost the use of his right arm after it was torn apart by German machine gun fire in World War II. Before I go further, watch this Obama-approved campaign ad:

In case you can't view YouTube videos, the ad stressed how "out of touch" McCain is by including the fact that McCain doesn't even know how to use email or a computer. Of course, the reason would be that McCain's POW torture injuries prevent him from using a keyboard, so he doesn't exactly get behind a computer all that much. Needless to say, the Obama campaign has stepped in it once again.

If Obama wants to make the inability to send email an issue regarding one's qualification to be president, perhaps he would be mortified to know about Bill Clinton's White House email experiences: there were precisely two of them. Of the 40 million emails sent by the Clinton administration during his 8 years in office, Bill Clinton personally sent only two. Here is your CNN source for that one. The first email was simply a test email to see if Clinton could figure out how to send one in the first place. The second email was sent to John Glenn when he went back into space in 1998.

That's not all; McCain isn't necessarily the computer klutz that Obama tries to paint him as being. It didn't take long for me to find a 2000 article in Republican-unfriendly Slate e-zine, by Republican-unfriendly writer Jacob Weisberg, which, aside from mentioning McCain's injuries, included the following:
Six months ago, no one would have pegged McCain as the most cybersavvy of this year's crop of candidates. At 63, he is the oldest of the bunch and because of his war injuries, he is limited in his ability to wield a keyboard. But McCain's job as chairman of the Senate commerce committee forced him to learn about the Internet early on, and young Web entrepreneurs such as Jerry Yang and Jeff Bezos fascinate him.
If I was able to find that article on Google in about two minutes of searching, why weren't Obama's staffers able to do the same? Keep at it, Barack! You're doing great!

Good Day to You, Sir


Law and Order Teacher said...

I don't think they couldn't find it, I think they were trying to score cheap points by making fun of McCain. BO and his boys are cheap shot artists who take any opportunity to get in some points. It is starting to catch up to him.

Darren said...

They are the lowest of the low.

Mrs. Bluebird said...

I don't remember where I read it, but I thought I read somewhere that Pres. Bush doesn't use email with his daughters as he's very conscious of what would happen if any email he sent got into the wrong hands. I could be wrong on that, however.