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John McCain and his ‘invention’ of the BlackBerry: the device comes from Canada

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Originally published on on Tue, 09/16/2008 – 1:50pm

We have been reading all morning about John McCain domestic policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin giving credit to McCain for the invention of the BlackBerry.

“He did this,” Holtz-Eakin said, holding up his BlackBerry. “Telecommunications in 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. And that’s what he did.”

Let’s start with the obvious: BlackBerry was developed by Research in Motion in Waterloo in Southern Ontario in Canada. Yes, BlackBerry is Canadian, eh.

Also, McCain hasn’t shown that much interest in technology. And when given a chance to vote for it, well the support hasn’t been there.

When you own 8-10 houses, your wife wears $300,000 outfits to the party’s convention, and you think the fundamentals of the economy are strong, there are things you may not understand. No offense (or offence) to Canadians, but American workers care about jobs in America.


Written by democracysoup

September 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm

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