John McCain said during the presidential campaign that he “never felt the particular need to e-mail,” but reports from CNN show that the senator has apparently developed a liking for Twitter. McCain recently began sending tweets to the almost 92,000 Twitter users following him online, offering brief updates on floor votes, media appearances and his hometown favourite Phoenix Suns. Other US senators appear on Twitter, but simply use the site to send out official type press releases. McCain staffer Brooke Buchanan told CNN that the Arizona Republican sends out his own authentic tweets.
It looks like he even took a page out of Obama’s book and is now wielding a brand new BlackBerry, which he picked up in January. No word yet on the model and OS version as of yet. By the way there are a lot of John Mcain Twitter accounts. The real deal can be found by clicking the image above. Looks like the old coot is trying to prove he’s still got “hip”!