Joe Biden, Obama's Gaffe Buddy

The following is an excerpt from The International Herald Tribune, by John M. Broder. The article itself is very liberal, and tries to defend Biden, and play it down, as making him more human, and appealing to the average American. Wrong, it makes him look like a moron, and a terrible, frightening prospect for VP. Anyway, enjoy.

Just this week, he mused that Senator Barack Obama might have been better
off with Hillary Rodham Clinton as his running mate.

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

Earlier in the week, in Columbia, Missouri, Biden urged a paraplegic state
official to stand up to be recognized.

"Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," Biden shouted to State Senator
Chuck Graham, before realizing, to his horror, that Graham uses a wheelchair.
"Oh, God love ya," Biden said. "What am I talking about?"...

...This is the fellow who nearly derailed his nascent presidential campaign
last year by calling Obama bright and clean and articulate and who noted that
you needed a slight Indian accent to walk into a Dunkin' Donuts or 7-11
in Delaware.

The guy who, reading his vice-presidential acceptance speech from a
TelePrompter, bungled McCain's name, calling him "George" ("Freudian slip,
folks, Freudian slip," he explained).

The guy who, on the day Obama announced him as his running mate, referred to his party's presidential nominee as "Barack America" and noted that his own wife, Jill, a college professor, was "drop-dead gorgeous" but who, problematically, possessed
a doctorate.

The guy who has said he is running for president (not vice president) and
who confused army brigades with battalions. Who referred to his Republican
vice-presidential opponent as the lieutenant governor of Alaska.

Aides to Obama said that Biden's propensity to misspeak could pose
problems, particularly in the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 2. They are
watching his performance on the trail warily, but so far have not tried to rein
him in...


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