There is currently an ad that is running by the Obama campaign that is attacking McCain for not using a computer on a day to day basis.
Once again, Patterico and several other blogs do the fact checking the Obama campaign did not do. Some checking of the different quotes from magazines and other newspapers report exactly why McCain doesn’t use a computer.
From Ace of Spades comes this quote:
McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.
But that item came from some crazy right-wing blog right? WRONG
Or this reference “McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying “
Or how about this post from a quote from Forbes Magazine?
“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.”
Hrmm might want to think this fact checking bit a bit more and re-do the ad. Let’s attack someone who was injuired in the Vietnam War and can no longer raise his hands above his head