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John McCain Created the Blackberry Miracle - Latest GOP Lie

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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Comments (7)


Oh for the love of God, can't you find a different dead horse to beat for a while?

Doubting Thomas:

Hey, you gotta beat what you got - even if it isn't much...

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

As long as they keep lying, I'll be here writing about it.

And I have no doubt that Republicans will be lying right up to election day... They know they don't have a chance to win unless the lie, lie and lie...

Doubting Thomas:

Just like Dems, right?

Or did that definition of 'honest, ethical government' from Pelosi include Rangel's actions?

The New York Times reported in July that Mr. Rangel, a 19-term congressman, had leased rent-stabilized apartments from a prominent New York developer, including one that he used as a fund-raising office, in violation of state regulations.
He has also been criticized for using his official stationery to solicit donations for a City University of New York school of public service that will bear his name, failing to report -- or pay taxes on -- $75,000 in rental income from his villa in the Dominican Republic over the past two decades and failing to disclose that the owners of the beach house had given him a mortgage on the property and waived the interest for more than a decade.
Oh, wait - SHE apparently doesn't see anything wrong with them. Minor pecadillos, nothing to get upset about!

Of course, if Rangel was a Republican, she'd be demanding he step down in the name of ethical government.

(And some people really believe the Dems are going to change things. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.)

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Rangel and Pelosi aren't running for President of the United States, and I wouldn't support them if they were.

McCain and Palin are in the running, and are unworthy of the highest office.

Haven't you heard, John McCain was also the first man on the moon. John McCain invented plasma. John McCain built the first automobile. John McCain invented the cotton gin. John McCain discovered America.....

When will the McCain stop all this nonsense and stories to fluff up their pathetic candidate.

Doubting Thomas:

Oh, I understand! Ethics have both a political and positional component to them that normally doesn't come into play for the vast unwashed. The IRS would be giving Joe Six-pack a proctological examination, not to mention looking into his 4 rent-stabilized apartments.

But Rangel and Pelosi? Why, they're ROYALTY! And one doesn't question your betters, much less expect them to conform to the ethical standards they impose on those underneath them in the food chain.

Thank you for explaining it so clearly!


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