MoveOn.org’s Peter Koechley (formerly editor of the Onion) is the brain behind a new YouTube parody series featuring Billy Merritt, driver of the Straight Talk Express. On Tuesday night, Billy released a new video about John McCain inventing the BlackBerry.”
“Top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Waving his BlackBerry personal digital assistant and citing McCain’s work as a senator, he told reporters Tuesday, “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.”
To me this claim that McCain claims the invention the Blackberry is about as substantial as the Republican myth that Al Gore claimed the invention of the Internet. I haven’t researched it but I’m sure that at least Gore knows how to email. And the fact that McCain has publicly called himself “computer illiterate” is certainly is something everyone should know.