John McCain Invented The BlackBerry According To Senior Policy Advisor Douglas Holtz-Eakin

by Trendy

Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry, probably received a crude shock this morning when John McCain’s senior policy advisor Douglas Holtz-Eakin said that McCain was partly responsible in creating the BlackBerry. According to Barack Obama, McCain cannot even send an email by himself and it is just funny that Eakin says McCain helped create the popular e-mail gadget. Thankfully RIMM’s shareholders are not taking Eakin’s claim seriously as the stock price of RIMM is only 89 cents down to 97.38 from yesterday’s price.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin was talking about how John McCain helped to better the telecom industry through his role on the Senate Commerce Committee. He drew his BlackBerry out of his pocket and said “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create”.

The Associated Press has the following comments from Obama spokesman Bill Burton and McCain aide Matt McDonald :

“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 he said all week,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

Senior McCain aide Matt McDonald, seeking to downplay the controversy, said the Arizona Senator “laughed” when he heard his advisor’s comment.

“He would not claim to be the inventor or anything, much less the BlackBerry. This was obviously a boneheaded joke by a staffer,” McDonald said.

Here is the new ad from the Obama campaign that came out last week making fun of McCain’s computer skills.


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