• http://www.socialsecuritybullshit.com Steve Baba

    And this is “new” politics or the same questionable Bush twist of Al Gore’s words, twisted even more???

    From CBS news:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/16/politics/horserace/entry4452193.shtml

    The Obama campaign has already seized on the comment. It sent the Politico report around to reporters this morning with the only this editorial comment: “um, what?”

    UPDATE: Asked about the comment today, senior McCain aide Matt McDonald said the Republican nominee “laughed” when he heard what Holtz-Eakin had said.

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

  • bartkid

    I did NOT realize John McCain worked at Research in Motion or, allegedly, NTP, Inc.
    Hmpt.

  • bartkid

    Heh.
    The vandalism and retification of wikipedia’s Blackberry entry mildly amused me.
    Disclamer: I did neither. I just smirked to see the page sed John McCain invented the Blackberry and then to see the page revert back so quickly. Talk about internet time.

  • Another Kevin

    Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet, his opponent did. That’s why all the sites start with Dubya, Dubya, Dubya!

    sorry, couldn’t resist the pun

  • William Goodman

    Didn’t McCain also create the raspberry?

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    Regarding the Al Gore smear, see my page:

    Al Gore “invented the Internet” – resources

  • Bart Mitchell

    He didnt invent blackberries, but he was born before plant life evolved berries.