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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain Invented the BlackBerry!

McCain invented the BlackBerry
MIAMI (AP)—Move over, Al Gore. You may lay claim to the Internet, but John McCain helped create the BlackBerry.

At least that's the contention of a top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Waving his BlackBerry personal digital assistant and citing McCain's work as a senator, he told reporters Tuesday, "You're looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create."

McCain has acknowledged that he doesn't know how to use a computer and can't send e-mail, one of the BlackBerry's prime functions. ...
Um ... reality? No, I don't think that McCain or his staff is familiar with it. Why do you ask?


Krisan Matthews said...

Oy vey!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

To be fair, the aid went on to say that in his committee work in the Senate, McCain worked on a lot of legislation that made the creation of the BlackBerry possible. But, reports Think Progress, a former member of the Federal Communications Commission said that McCain actually voted against the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA '93) that "authorized the spectrum auctions that created the competitive wireless market that gave rise to companies like Research in Motion [the creator of Blackberry]."

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