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Online McCain is not, but Carly Fiorina hails his techiness anyway

July 7, 2008 |  1:32 pm

To be sure, no politician goes online like normal people, not unless he/she wants those candid opinions published somewhere or subpoenaed by somebody else.

So it's not surprising that GOP presidential candidate Former Hewlett-Packard head Carly Fiorina is emerging as a prominent surrogate speaker for GOP presidential candidate John McCainSen. John McCain claims to be computer illiterate. When George W. Bush entered the White House, he stopped e-mailing his brother Jeb for the same reasons.

What's a little unusual is that one of the country's most tech-savvy women, Carly Fiorina, is touting McCain's economic plans as tech-savvy and tech-friendly. Fiorina, who used to head Hewlett-Packard, has emerged as a prominent surrogate spokeswoman for the Arizona senator.

She says it matters not whether the former fighter pilot is on IM or Twitter. It's his broad, thoughtful economic and tax plans that are good for the tech world.

Our colleagues over on the Technology blog have the full story.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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