McCain Jokes Using Google to Vet VP Candidates
John McCain joked at a fundraiser yesterday that he’s Googling potential running mates.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain joked on Monday that Google, the popular Internet search engine, had made investigating his list of potential candidates a little bit easier. “You know, basically it’s a Google,” he said to laughter at a fund-raising luncheon when asked how the selection process was going. “What you can find out now on the Internet — it’s remarkable.”
While one presumes a more sophisticated process is in place, one would hope that searches of Google, LexisNexis, and similar databases would be part of it. If the Feiler Faster Thesis is right, people are keeping up with important information as it comes in. Mostly, though, we forget and move on. If people like Alaska Governor Sarah Palin are really being given serious consideration, it’s all the more important that Team McCain see what was written on campaign sites, blogs, local papers, and so forth to see what’s out there that flew totally under the national radar screen.
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