It’s a Miracle!

(CNN) — Sen. John McCain’s senior domestic policy adviser said Tuesday that the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device was a “miracle that John McCain helped create.”

When asked, Captain Underpants laughed and said, “That’s silly! People can’t invent fruit!”

The adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, discussing the nation’s economic woes with reporters, said that McCain — who has struggled to stress his economic credentials — did have experience dealing with the economy, pointing to his time on the Senate Commerce Committee.

Pressed to provide an example of what McCain had accomplished on that committee, Holtz-Eakin said the senator did not have jurisdiction over financial markets, then he held up his Blackberry, telling reporters: “He did this.”

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“Telecommunications of the United States, the premiere innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create,” Holtz-Eakin said. “And that’s what he did. He both regulated and deregulated the industry.


The Obama campaign responded to the McCain adviser’s comments Tuesday shortly after they were reported.

“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.

Meanwhile, McCain senior aide Matt McDonald said that the senator “laughed” when he heard the comment.

“He would not claim to be the inventor of anything, much less the BlackBerry. This was obviously a boneheaded joke by a staffer,” McDonald said.


Asked whether he prefers a Mac or PC in a Yahoo News/Politico interview earlier this year, McCain admitted: “Neither. I am an illiterate that has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance that I can get.”

While wife Cindy McCain has been spotted working her BlackBerry on the campaign trail, the senator — in one instance that CNN cameras caught — had to be handed the device by a staffer.

Captain Underpants has been bragging about his experience on the Commerce Committee and how it makes him the best candidate to heal the economy. Maybe he didn’t have time to read what the committee really does while he was busy inventing the BlackBerry. Here’s a little tidbit from the website of the U. S. Senate Commerce Committee:

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to which committee shall be referred all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:


13. Regulation of consumer products and services, including testing related to toxic substances, other than pesticides, and except for credit, financial services, and housing.

We know what a bang-up job Chimpy and his cronies have done protecting us and our kids and pets from toxic substances! And thank goodness the parts of the economy that are broken don’t include credit, financial services, and housing! πŸ™„


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14 responses to “It’s a Miracle!

  1. jlms qkw - jenn

    re: the poster: rocks! that staffer is such a goon. can i say ‘goon’?

    re: your writing:

    We know what a bang-up job Chimpy and his cronies have done protecting us and our kids and pets from toxic substances! And thank goodness the parts of the economy that are broken don’t include credit, financial services, and housing!

    this is why i am politically involved. for my kids. not so much for the pet. but i’m picky about his food.

  2. thanks jenn πŸ™‚
    of course you can call a goon a goon! πŸ˜‰

    it’s not only the food and the lead in the toys, but the fda that doesn’t protect us from dangerous drugs, the pollution that’s poisoning all of us, etc.

  3. jlms qkw - jenn

    i left you a note on yesterday’s post too, nonnie.

    it’s the general criminal incompetence, which is the cover for dismantling gov’t and privatizing its functions, in all areas of gov’t, which is dangerous and annoying.

  4. Got a Grip

    I’ve got to think that the last few days have been really fun for Obama’s spokespeople. McCain keeps setting them up for one-liners and riffs. I know if I was one of them (and thank God for everyone I’m not) I’d be having a blast knocking down the dump $hit that Captain Underpants and Sister Sarah keep setting up.

    It’s too bad that it’s too late in the season for blackberries. People could show up at McCain’s rallies and throw them at him. Ah well, we’ll just have to make do with rocks, bricks and rotten eggs, I suppose….

  5. jenn,
    i apologize. i thought i had answered your other comment earlier. i think i never hit submit comment. 😳
    tinfoil hat time–i think that there is something going on below the surface. poppy bush and his carlyle group always seem to get richer when the economy tanks. jebbie was hired by lehman brothers, and the other bush brother and capt underpants’s son sat on the boards of banks that went bust. it’s almost like all of this is orchestrated.

  6. gotta,
    capt u and his little friends have been doing so many stupid things that i did 3 movie posters last night. i had to decide which one to use tonight.
    we can never expect a president to be an expert in everything. we can expect him to pick the very best people who are experts to guide him in making decisions. if who capt u has chosen to represent him now is a hint at who he will pick for his administration later, then any sane person cannot possibly vote for him.

  7. LOL! The Blackberry isn’t even American! I used to date a woman who works in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, so I know about Research in Motion, maker of the Blackberry and the most famous company based in the city. Therefore, I knew immediately how utterly silly and ignorant that Blackberry statement was.

  8. neon vincent,
    i was ridiculous on so many levels. thank you for adding yet another one!

  9. jeb

    Mmmmm, I like fruit salad…

  10. Nonnie, great poster- hilarious! And awesome post!! Yes these fools keep setting themselves up. It’s ridiculous. I hope the press keeps calling them on it as well (ABC gave McLame some $hit today apparently, which is pretty unbelievable).

    There has to be utter desperation in that campaign for them to be saying the idiotic things they are and trying to convince folks that McLame hasn’t been Mr. Deregulation for 26 years.

  11. jeb,
    fruit is good, but blackberries can be seedy!

  12. thanks helenwheels,
    the capt underpants campaign seems to be imploding, and i think the networks, as well as a lot of conservative pundits, don’t want to be dragged down with him. they can’t continue to back a laughingstock and retain what little credibility they have left. those who are still trying to defend capt underpants and princess sarah are sounding increasingly desperate and silly. i enjoy watching them twist themselves into pretzels trying to skew things to make them sound favorable to capt u and the princess.

  13. jeb

    Of course they are Nonnie, so’s this misadministration and the McBush campaign. It’s all very symbiotic or idiotic or some kinda otic.

  14. jeb,
    don’t forget unpatriotic. and then there’s opic, as in myopic. figured i’d throw that in, since we’re on the topic.