It's funny that things like this are actually becoming a trend with politicians. In true Capitol Hill style, president Bush commented to an audience at Tuskegee University that government research was responsible for the creation of the IPod. That's right on par with Gore's inventing the Internet. :)
Of course, feel free to read the article yourself and make your own conclusions.
Here's an excerpt:
"The government funded research in microdrive storage, electrochemistry and signal compression. They did so for one reason: It turned out that those were the key ingredients for the development of the iPod."
Just FYI...I didn't post this to do any president-bashing. I just thought it was a funny article. :)