Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Joe Biden Runs; Promptly Inserts Foot In Mouth

Joseph Biden, the prominent Senator from the state of Delaware with the implausible spray-on hair (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment), limped into the crowded Democratic field by seeking after the stupid ass vote, complimenting Senator Barack Obama of Illinois on his ... cleanliness. Oh, dear.

Mama says WHA-A-AT?! From Jake Tapper:

"Senator Joe Biden, D-Del., the loquacious chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who launched his presidential campaign today, may be experiencing an ailment not entirely unknown to him: foot in mouth disease.

"Biden is taking some heat for comments he made to the New York Observer, in which he said of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a rival for the nomination: 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.'"

No, "man," that's a bona fide GAFFE. A gaffe nearly as politically clumsy as reconnoitering former Labor MP Neil Kinnock's speech to the Labor Party during a 1987 campaign speech at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in 1987. Plagerism by any other name, "man. (The Corsair absently a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape 1999)."

Biden is wonderful on the Senate Foreign Relations Committe, and he may be a fine Secreatry of State to a future Democratic President -- but he is categorically not ready for Prime Time.

No comments: