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    McCain helped create the BlackBerry? Say What!?!

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    A top advisor to John McCain Tuesday said his boss was partly responsible for the "miracle" of the BlackBerry, stirring a flurry reminiscent of Al Gore's claims to have helped develop the Internet.

    "You're looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create," said Doug Holtz-Eakin, an economic aide to Republican White House hopeful McCain, as he held up his BlackBerry wireless e-mail device.

    Holtz-Eakin's point was that attempts to overhaul the telecommunications industry pushed by McCain through his role on the US Senate's Commerce committee had helped usher in developments like the BlackBerry.

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    Call me crazy but I always thought the BlackBerry was created in Waterloo, Canada.

    I wonder how Jim Basille feels about Holtz-Eakin's quote...
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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~There are physical reasons why McCain can't use a computer or send emails. He was tortured in a POW camp for 6 years. What's important is not how tech savvy he is but his ability to make the right decisions.

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    You're missing the point of the article beamolite...His Top Policy Advisor is saying he helped create the BlackBerry which he had nothing to do with.
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    republicans, republicans..go figure!! Bush part 3,..good grief. I think i will jump off a bridge if Republicans run this country another 4 years.
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    most of what the AP puts out is hogwash, mcCain will win by a landslide
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    Politicians..... surely you jest.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by phatmanxxl View Post
    most of what the AP puts out is hogwash,
    different sources...

    http://news.google.com/news?tab=wn&h...ncl=1246976465

    This is getting spread all over the web, people are only going to laugh at this. How stupid do they think we are, I mean really?
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    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g...OlvhwD937TFHO0

    Senior McCain aide Matt McDonald said that the senator "laughed" when he heard the comment about the BlackBerry.

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

    In a statement, Democratic candidate Barack Obama's campaign spokesman Bill Burton said: "If John McCain hadn't said that 'the fundamentals of our economy are strong' on the day of one of our nation's worst financial crises, the claim that he invented the BlackBerry would have been the most preposterous thing said all week."
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatmanxxl View Post
    mcCain will win by a landslide

    landslide? really? i'm glad that his vp is on a mission from God. :rollseyes:
    i'm a socially liberal repubican, but i have distanced myself from the gop from this election and the past two elections. seriously, why is there such a mix of religion and politics nowadays? our country was founded, in part, on separation of church and state for a REASON.

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    Why not? After all Al Gore created the Internet.......
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