Holy Hell, McCain Adviser Claims Luddite GOP Nominee Helped Invent the BlackBerry


Since it is too outrageous on the face of it to claim that John McCain helped invent the BlackBerry, a device he doesn’t know how to use, McCain policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin must have had something else in mind when he waved his BlackBerry in front of reporters and said, “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.” He was trying to get a message across about his candidate’s telecommunications policy record, so it looks like it’s official: We have entered a new phase of planned media gaffes tied to campaign messages. Let’s call it the “Lipstick on a Pig” strategy! [AP]