McCain/Palin Campaign Sells Blackberries with Contacts, Emails Inside

Can the McCain/Palin campaign EVER stop screwing up?

Can the McCain/Palin campaign EVER stop screwing up? Some reporters from a FOX affiliate went over to the estate sale at the McCain/Palin headquarters looking for some bargains, and they got a LOT more than they paid for:

The hottest item? Blackberry phones at $20 a piece. There were only 10 left. All of the batteries had died. There were no chargers for sale. But people were snatching them up. So, we bought a couple.

And ended up with a lot more than we bargained for.

When we charged them up in the newsroom, we found one of the $20 Blackberry phones contained more than 50 phone numbers for people connected with the McCain-Palin campaign, as well as hundreds of emails from early September until a few days after election night. (snip)

We called some of the numbers.

“Somebody made a mistake,” one owner told us. “People’s numbers and addresses were supposed to be erased.”

“They should have wiped that stuff out,” another said. But he added, “Given the way the campaign was run, this is not a surprise.”

Hard to believe that a campaign that can’t even run a garage sale was only a few million votes away from being given the responsibility of running one of the most powerful countries in world history. Guess McCain wasn’t up on the new versions of the Blackberry since he invented it.

Jonathan Kim blogs under the name DJK. He is a Co-Producer at Brave New Films. He co-produces the Fox Attacks series and blogs for the and websites.
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