John McCain Invented The Blackberry

No, I’m not kidding:

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.”

Al Gore, call your office.

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So, John McCain owns 10 houses. He wears $500 shoes. He says he doesn’t know much about economics. He says the fundamentals of our economy are strong. But John McCain can fix our economy because–apparently–he invented the Blackberry? Are these guys serious??

John McCain is in trouble if he has to grasp that much to show that he can handle our economy. Then again, I guess that means they have something in common–just like the economy, the McCain campaign is in a meltdown.

UPDATE: Guess what? Research In Motion— the company that actually developed the Blackberry–is Canadian:

RIM Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1984
  • Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada