Economic Adviser Claims McCain Helped Create the Blackberry

Via Politico:

“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.'”

Obama spokesman Bill Burton responded: “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.”

Does McCain even own a BlackBerry? Who knows, but he is aware of the internet.

Says TPMCafe contributor and former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt: “John McCain is so out of touch that his economics adviser thinks he deserves credit for creating a Canadian company.”

Posted September 16, 2008 at 12:11pm ETC by Andy Towle
in John McCain, News