Monday, December 15, 2008

Reporter Buys Blackberry and Comb from McCain-Palin Campaign

By D P Fleming--D Pressing News Staff Reporter

In an attempt to make a few bucks after campaign funds drained, the McCain-Palin campaign decided to sell its most important office supplies for ten cents on the dollar. Among the items sold included four dozen #2 pencils, 5 erasers, several broken and three whole pieces of chalk, a large bag of toilet paper (unused), a box of rags, a comb, and a Blackberry phone that no one seemed to know how to operate.

The Blackberry phone contained personal data, which included more than 150 voicemails congratulating McCain for his big win, phone numbers of dead people and thousands of unanswered e-mails. A reporter who bought the phone for a dollar, called some of the numbers. Besides an angry Joe-the-Plumber, one person who answered said "I told them to sell this crap before the election when they could've gotten some real money for it."

Messages from the phone company indicated an unpaid bill of $174,000.42. It is not known if the Blackberry phone contained any important or sensitive data, because the service was canceled after the reporter made one or two calls.

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