Friday, April 9, 2010

Kind of Maverick-y: John McCain Does Not Freak Out Over Gay Site

There were two schools of folks that John McCain managed to score points with today. (He also scored points with me, I might add, for handling the situation with far more grace and humor than that vehemently anti-gay hypocrite from Alaska Sarah Palin would have).

Basically, Senator McCain became quite excited that he had stepped toward joining the modern world by sending a self-taken picture (with no mirror flash, I might add … he’s way ahead of where I was when I took my first iPic) via his Twitter account. I mean, that’s kind of cute, when you get right down to it. Unfortunately, his parents children never taught him about the consequences of sending pictures out into cyberspace.

From TMZ:
The “Maverick” was just tryin’ to show the world that he could take a pic of himself on his iPhone—when somebody ripped the image from his Twitter page and posted it on “Guys with iPhones”—a website featuring men clutching their phones … and often themselves.

So … becoming technologically savvy? Check. Not freaking out about his image appearing on a “notorious gay porn website”? Check.

You lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates maverick, you!

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