We interrupt this broadcast. If you're looking for...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
John McCain invented the BlackBerry
You've got to love a good election campaign for its ability to spit out idiocy on an almost constant basis. Yes, I fervently believe in thr democratic process and certainly I appreciate the freedoms that this process allows us (like, um, I don't know, free speech, among others.) But sometimes along the campaign trail, people say boneheaded things.
Take this report, for instance, where an aide to John McClaim claims the Republican presidential candidate invented the BlackBerry.
I'm having a sense of deja vu. First Al Gore invents the Internet. And now this! Perhaps there's something in the presidential candidates' water fountain that gives them technological super powers. Or makes them and their team members very adept at lying with a straight face.
Fact: The BlackBerry is the product of a CANADIAN company called Research In Motion. I doubt McCain would even know where its HQ is, let alone be able to find the logo on the back of the thing. (It's in Waterloo, Ontario, btw. Yes, we're very proud.)
Next up: Sarah Palin cures AIDS just before killing a bear with her bare hands. Remember, you read it here first.
Your turn: Are politicians in your neck of the woods similarly fast and loose with the truth? What gives?