Thursday, September 18, 2008
  McCain IS a "Cybersavvy Technologist"
A few days ago I posted about this diversionary fiasco put forth by Obama & his campaign about John McCain and the Internet.

This is such a non-issue. (And here I thought the Obamaphiles wanted to run a campaign about "real" issues. You know the ones that impact the American people.) As I've said, I don't particularly want my President to be spending his time sending e-mails and updating his Facebook status.

For the record, Senator McCain has long been considered one of the Senate’s leading authorities on telecommunications and the Internet, even by The Left. He was called the “Senate’s savviest technologist” by Forbes magazine in 2000. During the presidential campaign that year, Slate’s Jacob Weisberg referred to him as the most “cybersavvy” of all the presidential candidates, including that famed inventor of the Internet, Al Gore. Weisberg went on to say that, as Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, he had to "learn about the Internet early on, and young Web entrepreneurs such as Jerry Yang and Jeff Bezos fascinate him.”

And, whether you like it or not, in 2000, Forbes, Slate, and the Boston Globe all reported that McCain isn't proficient in the use of a personal computer primarily because the North Vietnamese broke his fingers and shattered both of his arms. By the way, not being able to actively use technology or have hands-on something doesn't mean he doesn't understand it. (Stephen Hawking comes to mind as an example of this truth.)

Oh, one more thing for the record, Bill Clinton sent exactly 2 e-mails while President. One of those was a test to see if he could press “Send.”
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