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

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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

    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

    Bring forth the digital rage!

  • cal

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

  • Serolf Divad

    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

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

  • Thegreatbacon

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

  • Servo

    Imagine…tantrums in text.

  • azw88

    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

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

  • Vanity Smurf

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

  • Noodle Salad

    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

    Like homesteaders abandoning the cabin….

  • Mara47

    And another clue dawns for Faux News.

  • qwerty42

    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

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

  • Noodle Salad

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

  • Borat

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

  • sati demise

    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

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

  • choinski

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

  • One Yield Regular

    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


  • AnglRdr

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

  • Mustang

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

  • glamourdammerung

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

  • shortsshortsshorts

    “Me8 me a8 Benz Chili Bowl”

  • Kwame’sLittleHelper

    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

    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

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

  • Borat

    [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

    [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

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

  • AnglRdr

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