LAMERS  3:18 pm December 12, 2008

McCain-Palin Fire Sale Features $20 Blackberry Phones Full of VIP Emails & Numbers

by Ken Layne

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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Advocatus_Diaboli December 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Dammit Virginia, you FAILED to scoop up those Crackberries. Just think how much more fun all that personal information would be in the hands of Wonkette.

Servo December 12, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Bring forth the digital rage!

cal December 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm

McCain/Palin could not defeat the power of Black Barry!

Serolf Divad December 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm

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.

shanemcgowan December 12, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I got the towel that Sara wrapped herself in during her post-shower debate prep.

Thegreatbacon December 12, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I heard that the ringtone for incoming calls from Palin is “Material Girl.”

Servo December 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Imagine…tantrums in text.

azw88 December 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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!)

problemwithcaring December 12, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Did anyone really expect that shit to be scrubbed? I mean, c’mon.

Vanity Smurf December 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Delete. I do not think that word means what Republicans think it means.

Noodle Salad December 12, 2008 at 3:39 pm

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…

MoodProcessor December 12, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Like homesteaders abandoning the cabin….

Mara47 December 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

And another clue dawns for Faux News.

qwerty42 December 12, 2008 at 3:43 pm

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.

Airborne Toxic Event December 12, 2008 at 3:45 pm

[re=197704]Noodle Salad[/re]: Forget the false bravado. We want bathroom trysts.

Noodle Salad December 12, 2008 at 3:47 pm

[re=197710]Airborne Toxic Event[/re]: Or any Kilpatrick LOL sexting, of course.

Borat December 12, 2008 at 3:59 pm

i guess there is still hope for some of us to buy sweaty, unwashed Palin family wear!

sati demise December 12, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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.

Guppy06 December 12, 2008 at 4:01 pm

[re=197703]Vanity Smurf[/re]: No, they know what it means, but they only delete when the law tells them not to.

choinski December 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Palin had Mssr. Sarkozy on speed dial, with a Montreal area code.

One Yield Regular December 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm

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.

rmontcal December 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm


AnglRdr December 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm

I just know there is porn to be found on those things.

Mustang December 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm

As soon as Obama gets into office, we’ll all have $20 Blackberries and futuristic cars that run on air and pretty outfits.

glamourdammerung December 12, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Is there anything that McCain can not manage to fuck up?

shortsshortsshorts December 12, 2008 at 4:41 pm

“Me8 me a8 Benz Chili Bowl”

Kwame'sLittleHelper December 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm

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.

Pop Socket December 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm

But one phone had nothing but male escort services and the private number of Jeff Gannon. It had to have belonged to Mark Buse.

villageatrois December 13, 2008 at 3:36 am

[re=197792]glamourdammerung[/re]: He fell a bit short in fucking up Hanoi, but made it up later on us.

Borat December 14, 2008 at 5:04 am

[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.

Borat December 14, 2008 at 5:15 am

[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?

AnglRdr December 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm

[re=198199]Borat[/re]: That many? Yoinks! Send me a message over there and show yourself!

AnglRdr December 14, 2008 at 6:55 pm

[re=198199]Borat[/re]: [re=198314]AnglRdr[/re]: Please, I mean.

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