JOE WHO? JOE SCHMO?… JOE BLOW?…..OH, JOE BIDEN!

Well ladies and gentlemen , the best of Biden keep rolling on. Ever since Barack Obama forged ahead with his campaign of change by picking Joe Biden as his running mate, I knew there would be plenty of laughs ahead of us.
In Obama’s first major indication of presidential judgment reached into the beltway and tapped a member of the old boy’s network and 36 year veteran of the liberal political establishment, he proved that change was merely a slogan. Change was not reflected in his selection of old Joe. Change is not reinforced by embracing a 6 term senator who has but one significant legislative accomplishment to his name and has never stood up in opposition to his party or his party leaders. Obama’s selection of Biden for Vice President was a very telling indication of his version of change. It’s a version of change that is represented by name only.

But aside from this important revelation into Barack’s lack of judgment, I was pleased with Biden’s role on the Democrat ticket I know of Joe Biden very well and I am familiar with his foot in mouth disorder. I knew that his involvement in this years election would provide lots of humorous entertainment.

What I didn’t know was how early he would start providing us with his entertainment value It actually began within the first moments of his becoming the Vice Presidential nominee. After Obama announced his selection of Biden, Joe came bouncing out of the old state house in Illinois to address the people for the first time as a part of the ticket. He made a typical stump speech that was stepped in working class rhetoric and aimed at appealing to working class Americans. Whether it did or not remains to be seen but as Joe ended his speech he threw the stage back to the presidential nominee with an increasing crescendo that said …”our next President, Barack America”.

Well we all know that Barack Obama has a messianic complex but what we didn’t know was that it was contagious and that his running mate would catch it.

From then on Babblin’ Biden has been recording hit after hit. At a campaign rally in the battleground state of Missouri Joe demonstrated his talent for talking about what he knows not about. In his rush to sound familiar and knowledgeable of all things, Joe began to thank people for all their hard work. Not that Joe really knew who they were or what they did, but in typical talk before you think mode, Biden thanked Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham. For what, we don’t, know but there was Joe blowing his words and asking Senator Graham to stand up. He called out “stand up, Chuck, stand up”. When the six term United States senator looked away from his script and for the person he was asking to stand up, he realized he was looking at a man in a wheelchair. Much to Biden’s dismay, the wheelchair bound man in the audience was State Senator Chuck Graham.

As you can see in the video below, slow minded but quick tongued Biden said “Oh, My God, stand up for Chuck everyone”.

Biden’s best don’t stop there. At another rally Joe went off script again and he apparently forgot that the purpose of a campaign is to instill in others the faith that you are the best for the job. While trying to shore up those jilted and spurned Hillary voters for Obama, Senator Biden tried to offer some complimentary words about Senator Clinton. In doing so he stated “she’s probably better qualified for the job than me”. Ok Joe, that’s good to know, especially if you’re Sarah Palin and entering into a debate with him.

Recently Biden betrayed his own self when asked by Katie Couric what he thought about an Obama advertisement that attacked McCain for not using the internet. It was a commercial that neglected to mention that the broken bones that were incorrectly set when McCain was a P.O.W. in the Hanoi Hilton, left him without the dexterity to properly use a computer’s keyboard. In usual fashion good ol’ Joe tried to seize the moment and said that it was a terrible ad and had known about it, he never would have approved it. Aww, thanks for the compassion Joe. Too bad it wasn’t real though. Later that same day after seeing that ad for the first time, Joe remarked, “that wasn’t so bad”.

As usual, Joe responded with out knowledge. He answered a question about an advertisement that he never saw and he answered it by throwing his running mate, the nominee for President under the bus. Then he finally sees what he actually answered to and contradicts himself. What part of the ad, once Biden finally saw it, was not bad. Was it the part that tried to make McCain seem old and feeble or was it the part that poked fun of his war injuries?

The most recent placing of Joe’s foot in his mouth came in Maumee, Ohio when an activist asked why we needed coal when there were clean, effective alternatives like wind and solar, Joe said “we’re not supporting clean coal.” This came a few days after addressing supporters at a rally in Crestwod, Virginia, where Biden said “We have enough coal to meet our needs domestically for the better part of the next 100 200 years,” “That can free us from being dependent on foreign oil countries and at the same time not ruin the environment.”

I guess Joe and Barack support the use of coal only after they don’t support it or maybe they oppose it in Ohio and support it in Virgina..

Either way, it’s nice to know that I can rely on Joe. I always count on him bringing a side splitting laugh to the seriousness of politics. In fact Biden’s penchant for superfluous talking before thinking is looked forward to greatly. With the darkness of winter approaching and the seriousness of the circumstances that our world must deal with, humor is a welcome characteristic. I just don’t know if humorous stupidity is welcome within a heart beat of the presidency.

Perhaps Senator Biden will consider breaking out in a new career? I mean the entertainment world is witnessing comedian Al Franken’s foray into the political world as he runs for the United States Senate in Minnesota Maybe Franken’s temporary absence from the comedic stage can be filled in by Senator Biden. Saturday Night Live could use a new Steve Martin.

A senior Senator called a Washington, DC, airport ticket agent and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, the agent reminded him that he needed a visa. “Oh, no I don’t. I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those.” the ticket agent double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When she told him this he said, “Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!” 

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