Jonah Goldberg proves that one man with Google is smarter than the entire Obama campaign:
The day after 9/11, as part of its “get tough” makeover, the Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer, without caring why he doesn’t use a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad:
“Our economy wouldn’t survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats,” [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. “It’s extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn’t know how to send an e-mail.”
Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by “extraordinary.” 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.
Yeah, we’ll be hearing about this one for a while.
I’m not crazy about demanding apologies for political rhetoric gone awry, but The One is going to be apologizing for this act of random stupidity for a long time to come.
As others have noted already, this also speaks very poorly of the AP and the rest of the MSM solons who couldn’t be bothered to find out what Jonah learned in a few minutes of Googling.