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February 10, 2009
POLITICS: Oh, That Joe!

You know, maybe it is unnecessary to point this out, but had McCain won the election, I'm quite certain he would not have been put constantly in the position of taking this attitude towards the public utterances of his vice president.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:22 AM | Politics 2009 | Comments (12) | TrackBack (0)

I bet ink Joe and the President were having an in-depth discussion on how to hit a baseball.

Posted by: per14 at February 10, 2009 10:55 AM

Yes. Because Sarah Palin would have been so dizzyingly articulate and well-considered with all of her public remarks.

Posted by: Ryan at February 10, 2009 12:58 PM

Isn't amazing how in liberal mythology every conservative is a blithering idiot and every liberal democrat a genius philosopher king.

Posted by: dch at February 10, 2009 1:02 PM

They assume if they say something often enough, it becomes true. If you lined up the 50 most ridiculous things said by Biden or Palin in the past six months, I guarantee you that 40-45 of them would be Biden (unless you count things that were said only by Tina Fey, that is). When it reaches the point when Obama has no choice but to shrug and laugh at the stuff that comes out of his mouth, it's bad. Palin stuck her foot in a couple of things, but she's not an especially gaffe-prone politician; Biden's the Wayne Gretzky of gaffes.

Posted by: Crank at February 10, 2009 1:07 PM

Not every Conservative is a blithering idiot. but it helps to be one if you want TV time.
What gets me is why would anyone listen to those who spout Conservativism, which is CLEARLY a failed ideology in practice.

Posted by: Berto at February 10, 2009 2:02 PM

You are right. We would be talking about whether Princess Sarah lied when she said she named her daughter after Bristol Bay, Alaska or Bristol, CT, along with the score of other inanities that explode from her mouth.

Posted by: Magrooder at February 10, 2009 2:34 PM

Another thing you notice: they can't defend Biden. Can't even try. The guy is exactly the punchline we all predicted he'd be.

Posted by: Crank at February 10, 2009 2:50 PM

Yes, and you can tell Magrooder's been at Sullivan's Kool-Aid. I guess he missed Andy's pitiful crawlback from that huge boner.

Likely a first there.

Posted by: spongeworthy at February 10, 2009 4:25 PM

Palin wouldnt have been given an opportunity to speak out on issues of policy like Biden because she knows nothing about international issues, just like in the campaign itself when she was shielded from the public the interviews proved...rightfully so. Biden is gaffetastic no doubt, but Palin is embarrasingly ignorant.

Posted by: seth soothsayer at February 10, 2009 7:37 PM

Biden has the reputation for being knowledgeable about foreign affairs, but if you subtract his mistaken comments and plain lies there is little left upon which to base that reputation. It's not what he doesn't know that is the problem but that he knows so many things that aren't so. If you think I'm wrong on this, I suggest you drop in at the Home Depot some Saturday, and ask Biden directly.

The One made an obvious mistake in selecting as VP a man who was supposed to know foreign policy. But the way things look now he should have selected someone who knew economics, a subject on which BO seems even weaker than foreign affairs.

Posted by: Dai Alanye at February 10, 2009 8:04 PM

Palin wouldnt have been given an opportunity to speak out on issues of policy like Biden because she knows nothing about international issues...

We are aware that this is the myth you guys have been building. Can you give us, say, two examples?

Why does she scare you guys so badly that you have to make up stuff about her? Why can't you just tell us how inexperienced she is and leave it at that? Insecurity much?

Posted by: spongeworthy at February 11, 2009 9:04 AM

Obama picked Biden to give his candidacy some "establishment" cred. But he alway kept Biden at arm's length. It wasn't just conservatives who noticed how gaff prone he is.

Posted by: soccer dad at February 11, 2009 11:00 AM
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