To be fair, we can see Canada from the States

From a McCain staffer today (via Huffington Post):

MIAMI — Move over, Al Gore. You may lay claim to the Internet, but John McCain helped create the BlackBerry.

At least that’s the contention of a top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Waving his BlackBerry personal digital assistant and citing McCain’s work as a senator, he told reporters Tuesday, “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.”

There are many things to be said about this. But aside from simply being high on the idiot scale, it misses a fairly obvious point. The Blackberry is Canadian, created by Ontario’s Research in Motion.

Reminds me of the (I think) French ambassador’s comment after the whole “Freedom fries” incident: “Actually,” he said. “They’re Belgian.”