I certainly didn’t… According to McCain’s top economic adviser, John McCain was instrumental in creating the BlackBerry:
Asked what work John McCain did as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee that helped him understand the financial markets, the candidate’s top economic adviser wielded visual evidence: his BlackBerry.
“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 that the McCain camp is getting blasted on this latest tall tale, a McCain aide has “dismissed the remark as ‘a boneheaded joke by a staffer.'”
Oh the irony… John McCain, who doesn’t even know how to use a computer or send an email, created the BlackBerry. He probably didn’t even know what a Blackberry was before his aide made his “boneheaded” remark.
Bill Burton, Barack Obama’s campaign spokesman said: “If John McCain hadn’t said that ‘the fundamentals of our economy are strong’ on the day of one of our nation’s worst financial crises, the claim that he invented the BlackBerry would have been the most preposterous thing said all week.”
And, speaking of irony, apparently at least one of McCain’s top spokespersons thinks that neither Palin or McCain can run a major corporation. The economy is sinking the muck of nearly 8 years of disastrous leadership from the Bush[Co] administration. We need a life line and fast.
Pull out your Blackberrys and Cell Phones readers and text your friends… No Way, No How, No McCain.
[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]