Tuesday, October 21, 2008



Joe Biden bites his tongue while sucking his thumb in a valiant
effort to restrain himself from putting his foot in his mouth again.

(Oct. 22, Goffsboro, NH) Once again Joe Biden has demonstrated why many veteran members of the DNC expressed concerns when Barak Obama named the Delaware Senator as his running mate. Mr. Biden, a 30 year Congressional insider has, over his long career, been known to have a penchant for putting his foot in his mouth. His latest leather meal came at the expense of the man at the top of the Democratic ticket.

Biden, speaking to a group of fundraisers last Sunday night in Seattle, was captured on tape making very damaging comments about Senator Obama’s ability to handle a crisis. If that was not a hard enough kick to Obama’s testicles, Joe went on to speculate, if not predict, and then “guarantee” that his running mate would be “tested” early in his Presidency. Mr. Biden then seemed to get on a roll and continued to pummel Obama adding injury to insult.

"Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. . . . I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he's gonna need help," said Biden. He continued stomping Barak while he was already on the ground noting, "Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said.

The fact that the Delaware Destroyer “guaranteed” that Obama would be tested and went as far as actually presenting possible international “scenarios” that would constitute such a test. Naturally, Biden’s stupid remarks were pounced on by the GOP rivals John McCain and Sarah Palin. Without intending to (?) and very convincingly, Joe provided his opponents with an amazing gift. McCain and Palin have incorporated Biden’s remarks, using his verbatim quotes out on the campaign trail. Biden has served the man who chose him as his VP nominee up to the Republicans on a silver platter.

While Blowhard Joe implored his Seattle audience to “Gird your loins," he continued to bruise the loins of Mr. Obama adding, "We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy."

Feverishly grabbing onto to this unexpected (but oh so appreciated) protruding branch to stop his campaign’s freefall, Senator McCain used Biden’s assessment of Obama as a distinct, stark point of contrast and reference highlighting his own “proven” ability to handle an international crisis. It is undeniable that McCain has been tested in ways that few ever have. Those tests do not automatically serve as qualifying criteria or indicators of the crisis handling abilities of a potential President. A person’s past demonstrations of judgment under pressure and, judgment in general, are a valid counter-balance to be considered.

In any event, these factors are beginning to help the electorate do their calculations within the specifics of their personal equations by which they will arrive at the decision of for whom they will cast their votes.

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