Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Scores 100% In Technology Industry Test

........but so did John McCain. Darn it!!! The test must have been easy.
There goes another attempt to promote Obama's brilliance and McCain's stupidity as a near anchor of his naval class.

eWeek: Obama Scores 100% on High Tech Test

The Information Technology Industry Council issues a high-tech scorecard for the 110th Congress, with 53 senators and 111 House members earning perfect tech vote marks. Although they both missed key votes, President-elect Barack Obama and his Republican challenger for the White House, Sen. John McCain, managed to earn a 100 percent pro-tech score.

President-elect Barack Obama hit 100 percent on the Information Technology Industry Council's Congressional Vote Scorecard for the 2007-2008 U.S. House and Senate session released Dec. 15. In allOf senators who were present for all five votes, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats scored 100 percent, including Sen. Daniel Inouye, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Science and Commerce Committee, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the incoming chairman of the panel.

"This scorecard is an important benchmark and a useful tool," Ralph Hellmann, senior vice president for ITI's Government Relations, said in a statement. "Lawmakers can use it as a reference, tech companies can check it to see how their own representative has voted, and journalists can refer to it to inform their coverage of big issues."

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., had the lowest mark on ITI's scorecard with a 25 percent ranking. DeMint voted "yes" on the trade agreement, skipped the tax extenders package and voted "no" on the America COMPETES Act, energy reform and the financial bailout. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., scored 40 percent to follow DeMint., 53 senators scored 100 percent on ITI's scorecard.

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