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January 19, 2009

Mrs. Dr. Joe Biden: My Husband Could Have Settled for the Secretary of State Job, But He's Too Good for That

A bit more embarrassment from the gaffe-prone wife of America's gaffe-prone incoming Veep:

During the taping of the Oprah Winfrey show today, Dr. Jill Biden said that her husband, the vice president-elect, was given a choice of being either vice president or secretary of State.

This revelation came after Vice President-elect Joe Biden told Oprah that after then-Sen. Obama offered the job of VP he asked for some time to think about it and talk it over with his family.

Mrs. Biden interjected: "Joe had the choice of being secretary of State or vice president." She then seemed to realize she'd said something she wasn't supposed to have said.

God love 'er. She hails from has heard of Scranton.

Previously: I didn't post it when it was current, but Biden recently shot his mouth off:

He said he would bring more to the job than any of his predecessors, except possibly Lyndon B. Johnson. "I know as much or more than Cheney," Mr. Biden said. "I'm the most experienced vice president since anybody."

This is stupid. Cheney was also a legislator, but then he was (I believe) chief of staff to President Ford and later Secretary of Defense for Bush the Elder. A position in which, of course, he was the civilian secretary responsible for prosecuting the wildly-successful Gulf War.

Joe Biden hasn't done a single fucking thing except vote for 30 years.

Good love 'im, but he's an idiot.

Incidentally, he's also stupid for bringing up the possibility that he might only be less experienced than LBJ -- who of course took office as President after John F. Kennedy, who was sort of like a proto-Obama, was assassinated in office.

Great thing to put out there for people to consider, Joe. Gird your loins.

Thanks to DrewM.



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