Hanging On to Biden’s Every Word

Hanging On to Biden’s Every Word.

I've heard for 8 years now that Chimpy Bu$hitler can't put two words together. He even has Puppetmaster Karl Rove feeding him lines he's so dumb. Any man who speaks that poorly is unfit for president. Unless, apparently, he's a Democrat.

"A day on the campaign trail without a cringe-inducing gaffe is a rare blessing. He has not been too blessed lately.

Just this week, Mr. Biden mused that the Democrats’ nominee for president, Senator Barack Obama, might have been better off with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as his running mate.

(Ed: Obama is probably thinking the same thing)

“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America,” Mr. Biden said Wednesday in Nashua, N.H. “Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.”

In Columbia, Mo., this week, Mr. Biden urged a paraplegic state official to stand up to be recognized. “Chuck, stand up, let the people see you,” Mr. Biden shouted to State Senator Chuck Graham, before realizing, to his horror, that Mr. Graham uses a wheelchair.

Had this been Bush, McCain or Palin it would have been front page news for weeks on end.

A veteran of six terms in the Senate, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, an Irish Catholic with working-class roots, a guy who had twice been tested in the arena of presidential politics.

And a human verbal wrecking crew.

This is the fellow who nearly derailed his nascent presidential campaign last year by calling Mr. Obama “articulate and bright and clean,” and who noted that a person needed a slight Indian accent to walk into a Dunkin’ Donuts or 7-Eleven in Delaware, his home state.

The man who, on the day Mr. Obama announced him as his running mate, referred to his party’s presidential nominee as “Barack America” and noted that his wife, Jill Biden, a college professor, was “drop-dead gorgeous” but, problematically, possessed a doctorate.

The man who has said he is running for president (not vice president) and who confused Army brigades with battalions. Who referred to Ms. Palin as the lieutenant governor of Alaska.

Aides to Mr. Obama said that Mr. Biden’s propensity to misspeak could pose problems, (Ed: That's putting it mildly) particularly in the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 2. They are watching his performance but have not tried to rein him in. They have assigned two veteran minders to travel with him — David Wilhelm, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, and David Wade, a former spokesman for Senator John Kerry.

...In Fort Myers, Fla., last week, he referred to the “Biden administration,” before quickly correcting himself to say the “Obama-Biden administration.”

I was pleased with the Democrats picking Biden for exactly this reason. He operates on the following sequence:

1. Engage mouth
2. Speak for 10 minutes
3. Engage brain
4. Flash heartwarming smile and act embarrassed and retreat.

Joe isn't stupid. This, however, may well be his undoing. Lefty salivating aside, Palin did well with Gibson last night and she's ready to go head to head with Joe in the debates. The expectations of him are very high so anything that isn't total victory for Joe will be seen as defeat.


mkfreeberg said…
I see the talking point is going around that Biden's debating skills will put Palen's to absolute shame. Bill Maher, for example, said to wild cheers from his objective impartial balanced audience, "Sarah Barracuda? Meet Biden the Shark."

Can't wait for 'em to prove it. Can't wait.

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