“FAIRLY SOON”….Is John McCain trying to convince people he’s actually Grandpa Simpson’s older brother? Here he is in tomorrow’s New York Times:

He said, ruefully, that he had not mastered how to use the Internet and relied on his wife and aides like Mark Salter, a senior adviser, and Brooke Buchanan, his press secretary, to get him online to read newspapers (though he prefers reading those the old-fashioned way) and political Web sites and blogs.

“They go on for me,” he said. “I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need.”

The Times reports that as he was confessing this, “his aides stared down at their BlackBerries.” Probably twittering with their friends to find out what kind of jobs might be opening up at Heritage and Cato on November 5.

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