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McCain helped invent the BlackBerry, says clueless pal

McCain helped invent the BlackBerry, says clueless pal Related Blogs Antiviral Art The Best Restaurant in New York Blackbag Defamer Disputations Documents Dodgeandburn Dog Domesticity Drugs Fine Vining Fortress America FrenchGawker Weird Internet Interviews Justice Morning After PhaseZero Politburo Rankings Gawker Review of Books Sausage Slowgawker Sony Hack One Man's Take The Cuck Themachines The Vane The West tktk True Stories Valleywag McCain helped invent the BlackBerry, says clueless pal 1.01K Paul Boutin 09/16/08 12:00PM Filed to: Great Moments In Pr Great Moments In Pr Politics John McCain Douglas Holtz-Eakin BlackBerry Research in Motion Valleywag This image was lost some time after publication. "You're looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create," said McCainiac economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, waving a shiny iPhone-like device at reporters. His premise was that McCain's work on the Senate Commerce Committee helped paved the way for breakthroughs in telecommunications. But really, what was he thinking? The AP, pouncing on the obvious comparison to Al Gore's Internet boast, had Holtz-Eakin's quote out on the wires faster than you could thumb-type OMG NO DOUG NO. (Image by Research in Motion) Terms of Service Privacy Policy