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McCain Thinks He Might Learn to Use the Internets

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Wired caught this little gem in the New York Times’ interview with John McCain, McCain’s Conservative Model? Roosevelt (Theodore, That Is) -

He said, ruefully, that he had not mastered how to use the Internet and relied on his wife and aides like Mark Salter, a senior adviser, and Brooke Buchanan, his press secretary, to get him online to read newspapers (though he prefers reading those the old-fashioned way) and political Web sites and blogs.

“They go on for me,” he said. “I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need.”

Asked which blogs he read, he said: “Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously. Everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge. Sometimes I look at Politico. Sometimes RealPolitics.”

If we’re going to be talking experience this campaign, I would like to have a President who may be called to weigh in on some kind crazy net neutrality bill at least know how to ‘get online’ by himself.

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