If the Catholics had a saint who represented people whose mouths move faster than their brains, then Joe Biden would be its patron. This morning, Dumbass Joe unnecessarily caused alarm on the Today Show when he said the following:
I would tell members of my family, and I have, that I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now. It’s not that it’s going to Mexico, in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, if I had another way, another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway.
Here’s the video:
The White House, seemingly anticipating that DJ Biden would step in it, went into damage control quickly after he stepped in it.
That contradicted more restrained advice from President Barack Obama and the federal government — and the last thing the White House wants to do right now is shut down the airline industry and big-city subways out of mass panic.
The White House quickly arranged for Biden to make this statement through a spokesperson.
“On the Today Show this morning, the vice president was asked what he would tell a family member who was considering air travel to Mexico this week. The advice he is giving family members is the same advice the administration is giving to all Americans: that they should avoid unnecessary air travel to and from Mexico. If they are sick, they should avoid airplanes and other confined public spaces, such as subways. This is the advice the vice president has given family members who are traveling by commercial airline this week. As the president said just last night, every American should take the same steps you would take to prevent any other flu: Keep your hands washed; cover your mouth when you cough; stay home from work if you’re sick and keep your children home from school if they’re sick.”
Well, that wasn’t what Biden said, but it was an interesting “clarifying statement”. As Tom Maquire says:
They told me that if I voted for McCain we’d have a Vice President who was a moron… and they were right!
Jake Tapper makes White House flack Robert Gibbs squirm, which is always entertaining.
But jokes aside, Joe Biden is a joke, and he’s a joke who happens to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Of course, I would never wish that an American president be assassinated, but I especially pray that Obama stays out of harm’s way. Our nation should not have an idiot as commander-in-chief, and DJ Biden is that idiot.
With every passing day, I’ve become increasingly convinced that John McCain should have picked Tim Pawlenty for the VP slot. It would’ve been a safe uncontroversial pick, and it would have exposed Obama’s exceedingly poor judgment in picking Biden. The Palin phenomenon almost completely overshadowed Obama’s goddawful choice.
So what can Obama do about Joe? For the benefit of this country, my first choice would be that DJ takes his own initiative and resigns, thereby letting Obama have a do-over. Obama can’t be seen as pressuring Joe to quit because it would be a direct acknowledgment that Obama screwed up, and goodness knows, The One can’t be seen to have made such a colossal blunder.
What’s Plan B? The super-secret bunker. The Obama team could invent some national security issue that would keep Biden in a secret location, letting him out only for brief forays to the Senate when they’re in session.
What’s Plan C? The Obama team could make up some injury to Biden’s vocal chords, leaving him only able to communicate via squawk box. A White House aide would commandeer the squawk box, who would then put out basic Obama talking points.
How about Plan D? Give Biden a full pardon and free pass on plagiarism. If he prolifically copies somebody else’s words, well, it stands to reason those borrowed words will be smarter than the ones he makes up on his own.
Sheesh, what we’re the people of Delaware thinking when they kept reelecting the guy?
Hi. I’m in…Delaware.