58 percent of US House of Reps used iPhones. According to NBC’s David Gregory, The House of Representatives is full of iPhone owners. And Republicans have even more iPhones than Democrats.
As you watched the hordes line up to buy the new iPhones — or merely to be photographed standing in line — one question might have been playing on your mind: how many of these people are currently in the House of Representatives?
This has been bothering me since Friday.
The House hasn’t exactly been a hive of action recently, so I can imagine that the politicos had plenty of time, should they be Apple fanpersons.
Now NBC’s David Gregory has revealed what a den of Apple enthusiasm the House of Representatives truly is.
Some 58 percent of the House of Representatives are iPhone owners. This is perhaps the most committed majority existing in modern politics.
Those in love with their Samsung Galaxys will be reeling from this information. They will, however, be convinced that there must be a radical segment of the House that is showing its Android fandom.
This is going to hurt, Androiders.
Your faction only has a 4 percent share of the House. That’s like the couple of wacko congresspeople that no one takes seriously.
It seems, you see, that despite its woes, BlackBerry is the second choice of our self-centered representatives. Twenty-three percent of the House clings, together with Google’s Eric Schmidt, to the BlackBerry life-raft.
Those of sturdy disposition and traditional views might ponder that it is the soft-centered Democrats who own iPhones and enjoy all those feminine lines and pretty colors.
Not at all. Sixty-one percent of House Republicans have an iPhone. Only 56 percent of Democrats are on their side.
Many will now offer explanations for these face-blanching findings.
They will speculate that these politicians don’t own Galaxys because their pockets have no room, already being stuffed full of lobbyists’ money.
They will wonder whether these lower level politicians — especially the Republicans — are currying favor with the likes of John McCain, who memorably asked Tim Cook during important testimony why he was always having to update his iPhone apps.
They might even demand that, at the next elections, candidates clearly state their telephonic preferences, so that voters can decide what can kind of people they really are.
In any case, the next David Gregory survey should surely aim to discover how many of these House members intend to immediately upgrade to either an iPhone 5S or a pretty-colored iPhone 5C.
I have a suspicion that most of them are holding out for the gold.
Politicians are like that.