Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oh oh Telephone Line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight


Not only is John McSame delusional, but so is his entire campaign staff.

According tp Doug Holtz-Eakin, here's McCain's great accomplishment:
Asked what work John McCain did as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee that helped him understand the financial markets, the candidate's top economic adviser wielded visual evidence: his BlackBerry.

"He did this," Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. "Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you're looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that's what he did."

Al Gore, call your office.

(Courtesy of Amie Parnes, on the trail with McCain)

Indeed. Well, we now know it happened a long, long time ago:


But how big a deal is the Blackberry? From Gawker:
The AP is already comparing this to Al Gore's "I invented the internet" claim, which as everyone but Maureen Dowd hopefully now knows, was actually mostly true, in that Gore actually said he "took the initiative to create the Internet," in the context of his being the only Senator in the 1980s who kept babbling about the importance of national computer networking initiatives.

. . . The Arizona senator's handling of regulation and deregulation of that industry in particular left him with the skills to help revive the economy amid a mortgage crisis, an energy crisis and a Wall Street meltdown, the adviser said.


In other words, by being a stalwart slave to the telecommunications lobby, McCain allowed them to write their own regulatory policy and therefore create the BlackBerry, a shitty piece of limited and overpriced techonology lightyears behind what's available in Western Europe and Asia. GOOD WORK.

And there's more:

Engadget :
Politics aside, we're totally cracking up that McCain policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eaken told reporters today that his BlackBerry was "the miracle that John McCain helped create" -- dude, BlackBerrys are Canadian.


Wired :
The comment met with immediate derision across the internet.
"McCain economic adviser claims McCain invented the Blackberry. I'd vote for him if it was the iPhone,"joked "mnoreen," on Twitter.

And someone else has started a running joke with the word "#invent" on the micro-blogging service. Hundreds of sarcastic comments are pouring through the service.

Seriously, is this the best they can do? Lying, incompetence, buffoonery. Ah, the smell of Republicans in the morning.

Bastards.