Maybe Joe Biden should just shut the hell up?

December 20th, 2008

Ok, viagra sales viagra they won the election. Joe Biden can talk to the media again.

After being all but muzzled during the general election for a series of gaffes and mistakes, the incoming vice president is speaking to the media again.

He gave his first post-election interview yesterday to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Bad news then

And no one can talk about dire circumstances better than he. Recall that during the campaign he came up with an interesting reason on why to vote for Barack Obama:

“We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy,” the candidate said, imploring the crowd to “gird your loins.” Soon after that line, he was practically invisible on the campaign trail.

Bad news now

But it’s safe to talk again. And the circumstances are dire again. Now, though, his focus is on the economy.

His take? It’s bad. Bleak. Awful. He told the ABC host that he’s worried about the economy “absolutely tanking.”

Compare and contrast this to: “the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elizabeth Miller  |  December 21st, 2008 at 8:39 am

    I have seen some pretty lame reportage on Joe Biden over the years and this blog ranks right up there with those whose incompetence and ineptitude preclude them from understanding a word Biden says or what motivates his actions.

    Of course, this kind of idiotic storyline on Biden does nothing to diminish his strong leadership and dedicated statesmanship. It does, however, reflect very poorly on those who insist on perpetuating this idiocy.

  • 2. elliot  |  December 21st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Elizabeth!

    This isn’t about who Joe Biden is as much as it’s about what he said.

    I would have made the same post about anyone who said they were worried about the economy “absolutely tanking.”

    And I stand by my point that, in far worse circumstances, FDR knew that the most important factor in economic situations like this was to avoid sounding panicked.

  • 3. Elizabeth Miller  |  December 21st, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Hey elliot!

    Thanks for your reply.

    Let me assure you…it’s always about who Joe Biden is AND what he says…and how it almost always gets interpreted by the media/blogosphere/punditocracy wholly inaccurately.

    Take, for example, Biden’s remarks to a group of Obama’s biggest supporters and donor at a Seattle fundraiser back in October…I have yet to hear an accurate accounting of the gist of what Biden was talking about from anyone in the media, their precious pundits, or the blogosphere.

    Respectfully, may I say that it seems that you have also missed the entire point of that Biden address as well.

    Just out of curiosity, what do you think of the Biden strategy for promoting and facilitating a sustainable political solution in Iraq?

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