Diary

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Joe Biden

More people are noticing that our Vice President is . . . well . . . unique amongst men:

How many vice presidents does it take to shoot from the lip?

Ask Vice President Joe Biden, who this week experienced a sweat-inducing “did I really say that?” moment after he lamely tried to turn U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts into a punch line while standing next to the president of the United States.

Instead, Biden found himself the target of an arctic blast of reaction from President Obama.

Ouch. Not only did his line about “my memory is not as good as Justice Roberts” – a reference to Roberts flubbing the words to the oath of office when he administered it to Obama Tuesday – earn him groans from the crowd of White House staffers he was swearing in Wednesday. It earned him a YouTube moment – and a firm put-a lid-on-it presidential grip on Biden’s arm.

It’s nothing new. “Shoot from the lip” Biden hasn’t exactly been a stranger to the gaffe-o-meter this week.

We are assured at the end of the article that the Vice President is not the embarrassment that many people rightfully suspect him of being because he has not shot anyone in the face yet. This may, of course, have to do with the fact that Joe Biden probably doesn’t know how to handle a gun but in any event, he appears to be busy enough shooting himself in the feet. Repeatedly.

Oh, and here is that “arctic blast of reaction” the story referenced:

If Joe Biden didn’t exist, we would have to have invented him.