Nice pick Barack, Biden’ll distract from your gaffes.
I would add that there is a considerable element of wishful thinking in the media coverage of Biden’s selection, where Biden is often described as a “street fighter” or an “attack dog.” Biden does in some respects resemble a dog: in his eagerness to be liked, and his inability to recognize when his audience has had enough of him and would like him to sit down and be quiet. But an “attack dog?” Please!
My State Was A Slave State
You cannot go to a 7-11
Update: 2:05PM the Washington Post generally likes the Biden pick, but they note this:
With a knack for self-defeating and insensitive verbosity, Mr. Biden at times has been his own worst enemy. It has been said that, having been lampooned for this filibustering, he became more disciplined. Perhaps, but we saw a glimpse of the old Biden when he met with The Post’s editorial board during his short-lived presidential campaign. Asked about failing schools, Mr. Biden seemed to suggest that one reason so many of the District’s schools fail is the city’s large minority population and contrasted D.C. schools with those in Iowa. “There’s less than 1 percent of the population in Iowa that is African American,” Mr. Biden said. “There is probably less than 4 or 5 percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.” The Biden campaign quickly issued a statement asserting that the candidate was referring to socioeconomic status, not racial differences.
One has to wonder why he didn’t say “poor people” rather than “African American,” in that case. The Post doesn’t think he’s a racist, and neither do I, but his mouth gets the better of him in that regard on a regular basis. He certainly qualifies on content.
Maybe you should be able to say such things without drawing a charge of racism (stupidity’s another thing), but if he drops one of these stinkers before the election – watch out.