Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain and the BlackBerry

OMG! Like, ummmm, I'm giggling over here ...

(CNN) – McCain senior domestic policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin said Tuesday the Blackberry mobile e-mail device was a “miracle that John McCain helped create" ...

He added, though, that McCain — who has struggled to stress his economic credentials this cycle — 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 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,” said Holtz-Eakin. “And that’s what he did. He both regulated and de-regulated the industry.”

Does the BlackBerry qualify as a "miracle?"

UPDATE: The BlackBerry was invented by a Canadian company, Research In Motion. Should have mentioned that before!

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