Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Gaffe That Keeps On Giving...

Biden congratulates wrong guy in Boston mayor race
BOSTON (AP) — When Marty Walsh won the Boston mayor’s race, Vice President Joe Biden was quick to pick up the phone to congratulate him.

But, there was a problem. The Marty Walsh who Biden had on the other end of the phone wasn’t the Marty Walsh who had been elected to succeed longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Ah, Plugs, you silly scamp. It's too bad you don't have, oh, the most powerful search team on the planet working for you, right? You know, so you could get the right Marty Walsh in Boston. I mean, that's not asking too much, is it? You know, to get the right guy on the phone? I doubt Biden actually picked up the phone and called; I'm sure this was pre-arranged.

Would have been nice if they'd gotten it right, mind you...

And again, I feel compelled to point out the dichotomy in treatment from the media. Dan Quayle reads off the cue card - which was wrong - and he is forever saddled with "potatoe", yet Biden comes out with a new screw-up pretty much on a regular basis and it's all "oh, leave poor Joe alone, you know the syphilis has rotted his brain"...

I will admit that picking Biden as VP is one of the smarter things Obama has done. There is practically no chance on this planet that anyone would want any harm to come to the President, as the risk of hearing the amazingly frightening phrase "President Biden" is far too great.  Then again, if Biden got out of hand we could always throw something shiny off in the tall grass...

Joe Biden truly is the comedic gift that keeps on giving...

That is all.

1 comment:

mikee said...

Biden gets a pass on this one from me. On everything else, MY GOD WHY THE HELL DID THE US VP SAY THAT!

I got phone calls for 5 years in Baltimore for an eponymous bad credit non-paying scallywag with the same middle initial but different middle name as myself. I soon learned to ask about that as soon as the debt collector goons called or knocked (my namesake owed some...interesting... people money).

Biden didn't make the call, and this could have been worse.

Still, one yuk-yuk moment in his life does not make up for the rest of, well, his life.