Sen. McCain undergoes an extreme electronics makeover; joins the 21st Century

Funny story written by Robert W. Armijo

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

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Now that he's on FaceBook is Senator McCain now ready to lead us into the future?

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to update his imagine of the of the out of date old fashion tree stump thumping hickory stick carrying politician, Senator John McCain has taken heed to his political advisers as of late and joined the twenty-first century by embracing its technology and newest innovations.

"McCain now has a well established electronic presence on the Internet," said a member of the McCain staff. "He has his own web pages of FaceBook, MySpace, Flicker and YouTube. But what we're most proud of is that he has opened a Twitter account, too."

Recently, younger members of his staff flew out to McCain's home in Arizona to personally instruct him how to Twitter.

Of course, it was impossible for the elderly statesman to use the customary handheld electronic device like a cell phone or Blackberry due to poor eyesight and difficulty with the use of his arms.

So his staff all chipped in and had the senator's old Zenith console TV set refurbished and retrofitted into a state-of-the-art Internet capable electronic device.

"We had it mounted on wheels, so technically it's a mobile phone, too," said a staff member. "And it only takes two people to move it around, wherever the senator goes."

McCain accesses the Internet through his old Zenith console TV set using his remote TV controller that staff members had converted into a computer keyboard by adding more buttons to it.

"And the best thing is that he can pick up all the lower power analog TV stations that are still broadcasting old black and white movies staring Ronald Reagan," said one of the McCain aides that is responsible for moving around the old Zenith console TV set. "I just have to adjust the rabbit ears is all. Sometime wrap them up in aluminum foil to get a clear picture or send an email for the senator."

"It's a real milestone makeover of his previous image of him being out of touch with today's innovations," said a McCain political advisor. "Now every time people in Washington see McCain, accompanied by two of his staff members pulling and pushing around his Internet capable old Zenith console TV set, they will not only see a man of the people, or possibly some homeless guy, but a man who's ready to be part of their future too."

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