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Obama Camp Calls BlackBerry Claim ‘Preposterous’

Barack Obama’s campaign is ridiculing John McCain spokesman Doug Holtz-Eakin for claiming Tuesday that the BlackBerry is “the miracle that John McCain helped create.”

“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,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

Holding up his BlackBerry this morning, Holtz-Eakin told reporters, “he did this.”

“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.”

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