While it is common knowledge that Al Gore invented the Internet, many of you might not know that John McCain, Republican Presidential Nominee, invented the BlackBerry! I know this is hard to believe, but according to Senator John McCain’s Senior Domestic Policy Adviser, its true! And I quote “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.” Speaking of the BlackBerry in the adviser’s hand.
Well, just as Al Gore did not invent the internet, McCain did not invent the BlackBerry. According to the Associated Press; Sen. John McCain “laughed” when he heard his adviser’s remark about the BlackBerry, another aide says.
The Obama Camp was quick to jump on this one.
“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,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.
Hopefully you all got a laugh out of this as I know I sure did. It is actually rather sad how a silly joke or reference made by one person can explode into the biggest news story of the day but entertaining none the less.