Recent criticisms of John McCain ineptitude with respect to the internet has been the fodder of a lot of blogsophere jokes these days, and in response to the growing public recognition that John McCain is doddering old fool who can no longer tell the difference between truth and lies, the McCain campaign is doing what it does best - lying some more:
Sen. John McCain's senior domestic policy adviser said Tuesday that the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device was a "miracle that John McCain helped create." Sen. John McCain "laughed" when he heard his adviser's remark about the BlackBerry, another aide says.
Sen. John McCain "laughed" when he heard his adviser's remark about the BlackBerry, another aide says.
The adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, discussing the nation's economic woes with reporters, said that McCain -- who has struggled to stress his economic credentials -- did have experience dealing with the economy, pointing to his time on the Senate Commerce Committee.
Pressed to provide an example of what McCain had accomplished on that committee, Holtz-Eakin said the senator did not have jurisdiction over financial markets, then he held up his Blackberry, telling reporters: "He did this."
"Telecommunications of the United States, the premiere innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you're looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create," Holtz-Eakin said.
John McCain Created the Blackberry! If that's true then Al Gore invented the Internet, because Gore's involvement in legislation funding the public internet back in the early 1990s had a more direct impact on the Internet than anything McCain did directly or indirectly with respect to Commerce and the Blackberry.
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