You want to hear something downright stupid? A lot of blogs are saying that John McCain’s campaign is claiming he invented the BlackBerry — and they’re not entirely wrong. From the end-all, be-all politics blog, Politico:
“He did this,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. “Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that’s what he did.”
Now, what I think Holtz-Eakin was referring to was pieces of legislation that allowed for, um… telecoms to… hell, I don’t know! It sounds like he’s saying John McCain invented the BlackBerry! Shit, I’d be surprised if McCain even knew what a BlackBerry was.
Although, if he did invent it… as a proud owner of a BlackBerry Pearl, I thank him.