The Joe Biden comedy tour.
Here’s a few samples of Biden’s snort-worthy screw-ups.
— On March 13, 2009, Biden addressed a former Senate colleague by saying, “An hour late, oh give me a f**king break,” after he arrived on Amtrak at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The vice president’s expletive was caught on a live microphone.
— During a Feb. 25, 2009, interview on CBS’ “Early Show,” Biden encouraged viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending. When asked for the site’s web address, Biden could not remember the site’s “number.”
“You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?” he asked an aide standing out of view. “I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.”
— In a Sept. 22, 2008, CBS interview, Biden misspoke when he said Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when the stock market crashed in 1929.
“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,” he said. Herbert Hoover — not Roosevelt — was president in 1929, and television had not yet been invented in 1929.
— During a Sept. 12, 2008, speech in Columbia, Mo., Biden called for Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair-bound, to “stand up.”
— Biden confused Army brigades with battalions when speaking about Obama’s plan for sending troops to Afghanistan. “Or should we trust Barack Obama, who more than a year ago called for sending two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan?”
And here’s a real sidesplitter. Biden thanked Spain’s Zapatero during a meeting in Chile for his “help in Iraq”.
Cut-&-Runner Joe Biden thanked Spain’s Prime Minister and Cut-&-Runner José Luis Zapatero in Chile yesterday for all of his help in Iraq. (Zapatero withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq when he was elected, in 2004.)
That Joe. He’s a real card, doncha think?