Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Biden's just a barrel of gaffes

From his CBS news interview earlier this week:

"Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence is to demonstrate he or she knows what they are talking about and communicates to people ... "

Biden just did a terrible job communicating with good English. Doesn't instill confidence. But maybe he can still show he knows what he's talking about:

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'"

The stock market crashed in 1929 when Herbert Hoover was president, FDR was famous for his radio addresses and TV was still being invented.

Some great comments on Biden's quote:

...And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, "Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?" (Reason)

kevinbinversie: When the Great Depression happened, FDR was a Governor...just like Pontius Pilate


Anonymous said...

Thank you Senator Biden, you are a walking testament to the necessity of history teachers. It's because of people like him that I will have a job.

Senators Obama and Biden, try this quote on for size.

" I know Governor Thomas E. Dewey, and Mr. Dewey is a fine man. Yes, Dewey is a fine man. So is my Uncle Morris. My Uncle Morris shouldn't be president; neither should Dewey.

Fits JoBama Gaffeprone ticket perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Peter Welch, a doctor, produced this must-read e-mail:

“I am an internist by training,” Welch writes. “I believe that years ago Biden suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. His life was saved by modern medicine. When aneurysms rupture they frequently lead to brain damage. Biden’s behavior suggests to me that he may have suffered frontal-lobe damage."