...or so he says. He has to have his wife's help to use a computer (although he tweets an awful lot).
So should he be the guy deciding how corporations can control the Internets?
He has introduced a bill, misleadingly titled the "Internet Freedom Act of 2009," which is all about restricting the freedom of the Internet. I guess the word "Anti-" that comes before "Freedom" in his bill title disappeared because of a typo.
The FCC is in favor of rules keeping the Internet open, preventing individual providers, like cable companies or telecoms, from restricting what you can and cannot access online. They don't feel that a given ISP should be able to speed up your access to certain sites (in which that ISP might happen to have a financial interest) while blocking or slowing down other sites (which might have a point of view opposed to their interests, or a commercial interest in competition with theirs). So if Gimbel's made a deal with Time Warner Cable, and you got your internet via Roadrunner, they might decide to make the Macy's holiday promotion website hard to access. But the FCC (and the real Santa Claus) want to prevent commercial interests from making those decisions about an Internet that should rightfully belong to all of us.
To McCain and his ilk, this is "government control of the Internet!" And it must be stopped!!!
McCain, as pointed out earlier, really doesn't understand what he's talking about. What he does understand is that he's been bought and paid for by the telecoms. He was the #1 recipient of telecom donations in the January 2007-June 2009 period, receiving $894,379 (the next highest was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with a miserly $341,089, so McCain scored big-time).
And once again, Arizona's senators demonstrate their fealty to the ideal that the interests of big corporations who hand them lots of cash are far more important than the interests of the American people. And that they should both be thrown out of office as soon as possible.