Saturday, September 13, 2008

Obama Campaign Beats on McCain for Being Beat on By Vietcong

This is getting ridiculous, the Obama campaign has just released an ad that blasts McCain for not "using e-mail" at a time when "cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," according to Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer. For starters John McCain cannot use a keyboard due to injuries inflicted by his Vietcong captors. The Corner has the story of the Boston Globe report from 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.

What's next, an ad saying that McCain can't tie his shoes?

If the media did a better job they would remind voters that although the Obama campaign's website wasn't actually hacked on the eve of the Pennsylvania Primary, it may as well have been. A group of hackers named 2600 obtained the domain name to advertise a convention for Hackers On Planet Earth and they proceeded to link the site directly to the official Obama campaign site making appear to be the Obama site.. Then one morning they made a copy of the Obama web site and proceeded to scribble all over the copied pages and redirect the reader to Hillary Clinton's web site. They should have watched for a redirect like that, his campaign can't even protect themselves from an April Fools morning surprise that made it appear that their website was hacked.

Update: the Gateway Pundit has the story plus the ad itself, Kevin of Wizbang has a piece on McCain's web-savvy 2000 campaign. It seems that it's the Obama campaign that lags in technical savyness.

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