Bloomington, IN- John Daschund was sitting in his kitchen on Friday morning when he heard his telegraph start going off.
“I was like this had to be it, McCain had to be announcing his Vice Presidential choice!” the excited Daschund said. John McCain notified loyal supporters of his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential nominee by morse code.
One unnamed McCain official said “We tried to convince the Senator to do a mass text message or email, but he just wasn’t having it. He just kept saying, morse code reaches more people than any other form of communication.” After trying to plead with the Senator about uses of the internet the officials finally said he was the boss and let him have his way.
In a related story, McCain’s message reached a record number of ships on the Eastern seaboard with his use of morse code. The unnamed official said, “The outreach received by McCain is still yet to be known, but we are cautiously optimistic that it reached a couple of hundred people, which the Senator felt was incredible.”