The Quantum Pontiff

John McCain v RIM

This morning, John McCain’s top economic adviser made a bit of a mistake:

Asked what work John McCain did as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee that helped him understand the financial markets, the candidate’s top economic adviser wielded visual evidence: his BlackBerry.

“He did this,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. “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.”

Al Gore, call your office.

(Courtesy of Amie Parnes, on the trail with McCain)

Great fodder for the late night television hosts, considering the fact that Research In Motion is a Canadian company funded by the Canadian institutional investors. Maybe this is really a foreign policy announcement that John McCain supports invading the 51st state Canada. If he can get this going before the election, I’m pretty sure that his selection of Palin as a VP candidate will be seen as forward looking, because I’ve been told that as Alaska goes, so goes Canada.

But what amazes me more is how quickly wikipedia gets updated.

Here is what I found under Research in Motion’s wikipedia entry this morning after a long list of the company’s patent battles:
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Man, the mud is think this year.