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ELECTION: Biden provides great political comedy

Letter by Robert Bennett, Steilacoom on Aug. 17, 2012 at 10:45 am | 50 Comments »
August 21, 2012 2:16 pm

Every time Joe Biden opens his mouth, something unusual comes out. He is the king of political gaffes. His latest comment – “They are going to put y’all in chains” – is not only offensive but completely hilarious.

In 2009, he said this at a Democratic caucus: “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong.”

In Ohio he said, “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the No. 1 job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.”

In an interview with Katie Couric he said, “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.”

Apparently Biden did not know that FDR was not president in 1929 and there was no commercial television then.

On CSPAN he said, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent . . . I’m not joking.” I’m not making this up, folks!

Biden is now the Yogi Berra of politics. This wave of “Bidenism” is completely entertaining, and there is more to come. He’s the gift that keeps on giving. Keep it up, Joe!

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