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Did John McCain Invent The BlackBerry?

Presidential candidate's domestic adviser calls smart phones a 'miracle' that Maverick 'helped create.'

John McCain created the smart phone

"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."

It's a good thing Holtz-Eakin doesn't have an iPhone. We're guessing Apple CEO Steve Jobs wouldn't have taken the McCain adviser's thunder-stealing as quietly as BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has so far.

And we should probably keep in mind that McCain himself didn't claim credit for personally achieving such a high-tech breakthrough. But then neither did Al Gore.

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