Lindsey Graham has never sent an email, but if you had never sent one you could not get a job

Yesterday on Meet the Press Sen Lindsey Graham told Chuck Todd that he had never sent an email. Sen. john mcCain made a similar comment last week. We can not say they are representative of the entire Congress because we know some members are very tech savvy, but you don’t have to be tech savvy to send an email. In the real world you are expected to be tech savvy even for the menial jobs. It is interesting that a Senator does not even have to know the basics to succeed.

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  • elogam  On March 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    My grandmother, rest her soul, also never sent an email. People of a certain age and stature have not had to do anything so trivial as send an email; they have people who can do that for them. I have never sent a tweet; hope I never need to. My son has an instagram account and I have no inclination to join him.

    Now, let’s look at the other side of the coin. My sons have never had to leave work early to cash a check; never needed to learn how to use Liquid Paper. They couldn’t dial long distance on a land line without being reminded to dial “1”. And let’s not forget, if they had to read life-saving instructions handwritten in cursive, we’d all die!

    The times, they are a-changin’

  • Bill  On March 9, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    You’re making a less than completely accurate assumption about the technical skill level requirements in the real world. While it is true that mid and lower level positions in the “real world” require those basic skills, In what is referred to as the C level suites, that is where corporate officers operate many of those individuals would not be able to send an email message if their jobs depended on it. They are frequently totally dependent on their staff for such functions.

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