October 22, 2013 9:14 am -

john-mcafee-always-a-babefestThe GOP has glommed onto very real problems with the Obamacare Web site. But this detail of their plan to undermine the Affordable Healthcare Act isn’t exactly good optics:

The House committee responsible for Obamacare oversight last week asked for expert guidance about the troubled launch of the federal site from John McAfee, the tech legend once suspected in the murder of his neighbor in Central America, CNBC has learned.

That Republican-controlled committee wanted the McAfee Associates founder to “guide our oversight and review of” the implementation of the federal marketplace selling Obamacare insurance, according to an email obtained by

The committee suggested that McAfee might discuss the technologically botched rollout with members of Congress.

McAfee made $100 million from the 2004 sale of his former company, which still sells the widely used McAfee antivirus software. He later began investing in the housing market and lost much of his fortune in the 2008 housing crash.

Last year, he made international headlines when he went on the lam in Central America after Greg Faull, his neighbor in Belize, was found dead from a bullet in his head sometime after confronting McAfee about his barking dogs. McAfee later was detained in Guatemala, and eventually deported to the U.S. without being charged in the murder, which he denies committing.

Please, dear readers, no “killer app” jokes in the comments! Hat tip: Raw Story)

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.