Carol Platt Liebau: <i>That's</i> a Qualification?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

That's a Qualification?

Unbelievable. In this clip from YouTube, Sen. "Slow Joe" Biden (D-Del.) responds to a question from Chris Wallace about how he'll perform in the South Carolina primary, newly come to prominence because of the Democratic primary schedule-shuffling. Biden apparently feels that his state's heritage as a "slave state" is a qualification that will help him compete in South Carolina.

Wow. And this guy thinks he's smart enough to be president? Maybe there was a reason that he resorted to cribbing from other politicians' speeches back when he ran for president in 1988 -- so far, there's scant evidence that there's any benefit to him using his own words.


Blogger Mr. Twister said...

In the credit where credit is due camp.

Carol's incredulous question--"Wow. And this guy thinks he's smart enough to be president?"--hits the nail on the head.

It's called Potomoc Fever. And--as the recent implosion of Sen. George Felix Allen Jr. demonstrates--it is no respecter of political parties or ideologies.

8:35 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

George Allen butchered the word caca, because he was trying to convert it to a noun, namely describe someone as caca. I know what caca is and the only complaint I have is that he apologized. Never apologize. Clintons' rule #1.

As to Biden, that was succulent. He will have a tough time spinning that one. "I was misinterpreted, I was taken out of context." The man enjoys his reputation as a folksy talker. Talk yourself out of this one, Joe.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Hey Dodger, are you really ignorant of the fact that "macaca" is a racial slur? Senator George Felix Allen addresses a dark-skineed man with a racial slur popular in the White Power movement, and you want us to believe he was thinking of a different word entirely?

Hey moog, wouldya buy that for a quarter?

10:12 PM  

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