Sunday, April 1, 2012

Biden Revealed He Wants A Job Where He Doesn't Have To Produce
Biden Said He Wanted To Be A Senator Instead Of A Mayor Because A Mayor Is A "Real Job. You Have To Produce." "Vice President Joe Biden offered a frank assessment of his career in remarks at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night. According to a White House pool report, Biden, surrounded by the city's movers and shakers, praised former Mayor Richard M. Daley and then said: 'I never had an interest in being a mayor 'cause that's a real job. You have to produce. That's why I was able to be a senator for 36 years.'" (Byron York, Op-Ed, "Biden: I Don't Want 'Real Job…You Have To Produce,'" The Washington Examiner, 3/30/12)
At An Iowa Speech, Biden Had Soft Drinks On His Mind
Instead Of Thanking Dr. Paper, Biden Thanked Dr. Pepper. "Joe Biden may be the most original Vice President ever. The gaffe-prone politician and Obama administration's second-in-command committed another verbal faux pas Wednesday when he thanked 'Dr. Pepper' instead of a Dr. Paper during a speech in Davenport, Ia. 'So let me say it again, thank you, Terry. And thank you, Dr. Pepper, and thank you, Chancellor - Dr. Paper - and thank you, Chancellor, for this partnership of yours,' Biden said, referring to Teresa Paper, the president of Scott Community College, who was in the audience." (Brian Browdie, "Oops! Vice President Joe Biden Mistakenly Thanks 'Dr. Pepper,'" New York Daily News , 3/29/12)
Biden Has An Interesting Perception Of History
Biden Says Obama Faced Tougher Decisions Than Any President Of The 20th Or 21st Century, Including FDR. "'I think I can say … no president, and I would argue in the 20th century and including now the 21st century, has had as many serious problems which are cases of first-instance laid on his table,' Biden said. 'Franklin Roosevelt faced more dire consequences, but in a bizarre way it was more straightforward.'" (Devin Dwyer, "Obama Faced Tougher Decisions Than FDR, Biden Says," ABC News' "Political Punch," 3/29/12)
  • "The Vice President Claimed That The Complexity Of The 2008 Financial Crisis Presented Challenges In A Way The Great Depression Of 80 Years Ago Did Not." (Devin Dwyer, "Obama Faced Tougher Decisions Than FDR, Biden Says," ABC News' "Political Punch," 3/29/12)
Biden Called The Raid To Capture Osama Bin Laden The Most "Audacious Plan" In The Last 500 Years. "Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was the most 'audacious plan' of the past 500 years. Biden's comments, made at a Democratic fundraiser in Morris Township, NJ, ranked the May 2011 assault that ended the Al-Qaeda chief's life above the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944, the surprise landing at Inchon in 1950 that turned the tide of the Korean War or, going back a bit further, George Washington's daring night-time crossing of the Delaware River before the Battle of Trenton in 1776." (Olivier Knox, "Joe Biden Calls Bin Laden Raid The Most 'Audacious Plan' In 500 Years," Yahoo News' "The Ticket," 3/20/12)
Biden Told A Dirty Joke At A White House Reception
Biden "Threw In A Dirty Joke At The Official White House Reception." "Yesterday, a reporter from the Irish Times responsible for the foreign press pool report of a breakfast with Joe Biden and Irish prime minister Enda Kenny noted that the '[vice president of the United States] seems to have an inexhaustible supply of Irish sayings.' But it wasn't just Irish sayings--Biden also threw in a dirty joke at the official White House reception." (Daniel Halper, "Biden Tells A Dirty Joke," The Weekly Standard, 3/21/12)