At a McCain campaign garage sale to recoup money spent on the trail, some investigative reporters picked up BlackBerrys—and got a journalistic treat, MyFox Washington reports. One device was full of campaign phone numbers and emails. The Smartphone had belonged to a Democratic organizer for McCain and offered a firsthand look at the world of grass-roots stumping.
The reporters called the available numbers, and those who picked up told them that “somebody made a mistake.” Another said, “They should have wiped that stuff out. Given the way the campaign was run, this is not a surprise.” The campaign itself said “it was an unfortunate staff error, and procedures are being put in place to ensure all information is secure.”