CrackBarryThis fantastic McCain Campaign fire sale doesn’t just provide gadgets and office supplies on the cheap — you can also buy enough Republican VIP personal information and incriminating emails to run your own failed presidential run! Local teevee station Fox 5 sent somebody over to the Everything Must Go sale, and while most of the good stuff was gone, there were still 10 Blackberry fancy-phones selling for $20 each. The teevee reporter bought as many as she could afford (two?) and raced back to the newsroom.

Why? Because this newsroom has a Blackberry charger! Everybody presumably stood around anxiously as the batteries recharged, and then it was like Christmas in, er, mid December.

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 ….

Most of the numbers were private cell phones for campaign leaders, politicians, lobbyists and journalists. We called some of the numbers ….

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

McCain-Palin: Morons to the end.

McCain Campaign Sells Info-Loaded Blackberry to FOX 5 Reporter [Fox 5]

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  1. I hear one of the phones’ “Incoming calls” record showed nothing but calls from Neiman Marcus accounts payable and some collection agency out of New Jersey.

  2. Recoup your $$ from your BB purchase by offering to sell the e-mails and phone numbers (don’t forget to check out the web-surfing history and call logs) to the highest bidder. I hear that Obama has TONS of $$ left after his victory, maybe he could buy them just to keep Waluts and Moose-o-lini in check for the next 8 years. (Mitts will try and out-bid Barry, so you can get some serious dough!)

  3. John McCain invented the blackberry, but not the technology that would prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. I’m looking forward to the hilariously upbeat email predictions of victory leaking out from these phones in 5, 4…

  4. Is this guy crazy? Doesn’t he know what Barry did to the acorns? He needs to be careful with this. OTOH, this guy was put in there by the Bush administration, so he may be a geocentrist.

  5. gaaahd, when I heard they were selling computers, et&c, this flashed through my mind-what if they forgot to scrub them first? Then I thought, naah, they could not be that stupid.

  6. It’s really too bad this group lost the election; I’d trust these people completely with fiscal responsibility for the nation.

    Do they happen to have any $5 iPhones? Because xmas is coming up fast.

  7. I’m not surprised. I once inherited the old laptop of a national news anchor. It was not scrubbed and contained her personal files and her TV husband’s personal files. I erased it all.

  8. [re=197739]sati demise[/re]: I’m sure Walnuts told them to remove the magnetic tapes and punchcards from the devices for confidentiality. All those whirly-gigs they had no idea what to do with.

  9. [re=197755]AnglRdr[/re]: Agreed on the p0rn, probably of the extreme variety.

    BTW, I assume you are the same AnglRdr on Joe the Blog? I’m starting to get the impression that over half of the users are from Wonkette, playing different roles?

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