Friday, March 14, 2003

Kerry Campaign Laptop Stolen


Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's campaign was victimized Thursday during a stop in San Francisco when a middle-aged thief with thinning hair and quick hands snatched a laptop computer from a car belonging to Kerry's campaign spokesman, Chris Lehane.

Making matters worse, the Dell computer was chock-full of campaign information that the Democratic presidential contender certainly wouldn't want his opponents getting their hands on.

"Obviously it's troubling to us because it contained a lot of valuable information," Lehane said. "We just want to make sure no one attempts to use it in the wrong way."

Lehane declined to say what was on the computer.

No one suspects any Watergate stuff, even if they found it odd the thief left behind a modem, clothing and other valuables after smashing a window on Lehane's SUV and grabbing the computer.

"It would be hard to believe that someone would really do that," Lehane said of the possibility of political espionage. "My guess is that it was just a run-of-the-mill breaking and entering." Lehane just being diplomatic or is he totally fucking clueless?