After making fun of McCain for not knowing how to use a computer or send e-mail, it turns out he never learned....because he cannot use a keyboard (and one would presume a mouse) due to injuries. From the Boston Globe, March 4, 2000 McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.