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McCain Sells Out
By Brennon Slattery
What do you do when you lose a presidential election by a sizeable margin? Sell everything associated with your prolonged failure, that’s what! The McCain-Palin campaign is selling leftover equipment — including some sweet tech — at bargain basement prices at McCain’s Arlington, Virginia headquarters.
An e-mail sent to McCain-Palin campaign staff — subsequently released to The Washington Post — reads:
“Starting Monday December 8, 2008 the prices will be slashed to 36% of the original price for furniture, office supplies, blackberries, and many campaign computers. This is a great opportunity to own a piece of history, finish your Christmas shopping, or simply replace your old laptop.”
I don’t know about you, but owning a “piece of history” shouldn’t be on par with replacing “your old laptop.”
Among the tech goodies for sale are:
– A Dell Latitude D620 laptop for $417.00.
– A Dell Latitude D820 laptop for $570.00.
– Brother multifunction printer for $189.00.
– RIM Blackberry 8700c for $30.00.
– Folding chairs for $3.60 each.
– A 55-cup steel coffee urn for $77.00.
– A power strip for $1.
– Ethernet cables for $1 a pound.
Wowwie! Those are some primo deals. But I’m holding out for the Blackberry that McCain invented, or the computer used by Palin to discover that Africa is not, in fact, a country.