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It was the Obama campaign trying to make a buck, harvest some phone # and throw another kick of the hoof Hillary’s way (with the timing).
I wrote about it at the time here. Since that brief moment in the limelight, the “winner”,Joe seems to have been stored in Cheney’s “undisclosed location”. It’s almost ready for one of those “Where are they now” feature.
in the dog house
Some blogs are kicking it around – with the funniest comments at The Confluence, as well as more fun photos.
Of course, Andrew Sullivan being involved, accusations of “smearing Obama” also fly at the ones believing their own eyes.
But I go back to that day at 3 AM: Congratulations, Joe! You surely won! I don’t know what exactly, but you won!
And since this brings out there funny photos, this is from TOTUS’ collection on facebook:
and now Napolitano is trying to WORM it out (sorry, no word yet for explaining Biden so, Politico’s “covers” will have to do)
What Joe meant to say…
“I think the vice president, if he could say that over again, he would say if they’re feeling sick, they should stay off of public transit or confined spaces because that, indeed, is the advice that we have been giving,” Napolitano said during an interview on MSNBC
Too bad that, when yelling fire in a crowded theater, the opportunity to start again doesn’t exactly present itself….
Hey, look: even a Polisj tabloid had Biden on the cover with a good title: Biden Panikarz!
When White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also tried to spin Biden’s remarks, one White House reporter wouldn’t stand for it and pushed back.
That resulted in a priceless statement by Gibbs followed by an eruption of laughter.
“I understand what he said, and I’m telling you what he meant to say,” the frustrated flack snapped.
That’s all I had to say.
Biden started to lose that silly grin, a vein on his head started talking. He started to sigh and sctatch his neck. She rocked!
I am hearing David Brooks no longer disses her and Andrew Sullivan is – at least momentarily impressed.(Tomorrow he’ll get new talking points, but today…)
I am hearing the MSM is trying hard to spin this into the opposite. I hope enough people watched this directly.
It’s amazing what the effect is when they don’t edit her remarks – thanks Gibson and Couric for this lesson in trickery! I can see what Palin meant by “unfiltered” access!
and linking a comment at the Confluence by audacity
which identifies 14 Biden lies
1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.
2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.
5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.
11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.
And the occasional right comment in the media
ST. LOUIS — Sarah Palin was supposed to fall off the stage at her vice presidential debate Thursday evening. Instead, she ended up dominating it.
She not only kept Joe Biden on the defensive for much of the debate, she not only repeatedly attacked Barack Obama, but she looked like she was enjoying herself while doing it.
She smiled. She faced the camera. She was warm. She was human. Gosh and golly, she even dropped a bunch of g’s.
And a collection of reactions & highlights here with the most surprising one:
“Governor Palin proved very adept at being a good debater. … In many ways, she was a better surrogate for her top of the ticket than Joe Biden was for his,” said Chuck Todd of NBC.
I am sure they’ll yank him back. Sullivam too retracted his “win” after only 2 hours.
But glad to see Pat Buchanan used my headline
MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan said Palin was not only “sensational,” but declared that she “not only met the expectations, I think she wiped up the floor with Joe Biden, quite frankly. She is personable, she is young, she’s got a sense of humor…I think that she has done a sensational job and I think she as recaptured that magic she had out there at the convention,”
I continue to loathe him while at times agreeing with him. Like right now.
Fox reports on several instance when the two were publicly out of sync
Besides the reaction to the McCain ad incident
criticized his running mate for voicing opposition to the government bailout of American International Group early last week.
“I think … that in that situation, I think Joe should have waited, as well,” Obama said.
He was referring to Biden’s interview with NBC last Tuesday in which he said, “I don’t think (AIG) should be bailed out by the federal government.”
Having censured Biden for his remarks, Obama continued to criticize McCain Tuesday for initially opposing federal action on AIG.
And the article doesn’t mention Biden’s opposition to clean coal
That is what Biden said, apparently reflecting his primary position, despite having taken Obama’s pro-clean coal position just days earlier.
Biden spokesman David Wade called McCain’s statement “yet another false attack from a dishonorable campaign,” though the real error here seems to have been Biden’s.
Considering the rumors swirling about Obama thinking to replace Biden with Hillary at some point, many think Obama keeps Biden out of the loop on purpose, causing these incidents.
I don’t know if this is the case, but I live stocking those rumors so, why not?
In his appearance on The View, Bill Clinton cleared any lingering questions about the Obama’s VP choice – not that I has any, really
“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.
I did know that, but many didn’t. And then
“It’s a very personal decision who should be vice president. I like Sen. Biden a lot. I think he was a good choice. [Hillary Clinton] would have been the best politically at least in the short run because of her enormous support in the country,” he said.
By the time hurricane Sarah burst into the scene, everyone – except maybe Obama got that one.
“She said, ‘if [Obama] asks, I’ll do it, because it’s my duty.’ She loves being a senator for New York and has more freedom to develop her positions on the issues and her things,” the former president said.
This confirms that she was never asked – which the 3 AM texting made clear to most of us – but maybe not everyone.
“There is some but a lot it is almost subconscious, that makes it more insidious,” he said. “Do I think there was some of it in the election? I do.”
Which is the polite was to say “you don’t even want to admit it, you SOBs”
He also said:
“Voting is a complicated process,” the former president said. “We give our allegiances to candidates and parties and issues for all kinds of reasons. We vote for some people because we like them even though we disagree with them. We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender.
“It’s not an entirely rational process, and it is different for everybody.”
Which is probably how I’ll vote.
And while he said he’d be surprised if Obama doesn’t win, he said
Clinton said McCain was instrumental his administration’s normalizing relations with Vietnam and said he had proven his worth to the American people.
“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”
So, if voters have any say in this country where the media elects the president…. maybe that would count or something.
Now if only he would have mention the fixing of the primaries, this would have been perfect
According to CNN, Bill also spoke against attacks on Palin
“Why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don’t we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?” said Clinton, who faced repeated charges during the primary season he was overly negative toward Obama on the campaign trail.
He tried to explain reporters her appeal
“I come from Arkansas, I get why she’s hot out there,” Clinton told reporters in New York, according to the Associated Press. “Why she’s doing well.”
“People look at her, and they say, ‘All those kids. Something that happens in everybody’s family I’m glad she loves her daughter and she’s not ashamed of her. Glad that girl’s going around with her boyfriend. Glad they’re going to get married,'” he said.
Referencing Palin’s 5-month old child who has Down Syndrome, Clinton also said voters will think, “I like that little Down syndrome kid — one of them lives down the street, they’re wonderful children.”
Not gonna slow Bernhardt one little bit, I’m afraid.
Bill listened to his own advice on Letterman when
Dave tried to goad him into dissing Palin . When Bill said Biden went home to Delaware every night, Letterman asked if he thought Palin would go home to Alaska every night. Bill just squinted a little, picked up his cup to buy time and just said, “That’s a long way.”
Following the announcement of high-profile Hillary supporter, Lynn Forester de Rothschild’s endorsement of John McCain, two more Clintonistas endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket last week. On a McCain campaign conference call with reporters on Friday, September 19, Miguel D. Lausell, Senior Political Advisor to Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Delegate-at-Large, Luchy Secaira endorsed McCain-Palin.
oday Show’s Matt Lauer asked Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday “if you had been Barack Obama’s running mate: would she have “neutralized the so-called Sarah Palin effect? Clinton said, “You know, Matt, there’s no point in going back and, you know, talking about something that didn’t happen. I want to keep focused on the future….
Lauer still wanted to know
Lauer asked, “ll right, real quickly, your husband, the former president, was on “The View” yesterday, Senator Clinton, and he seemed to say that you really didn’t want to be Senator Obama’s running mate after all. Is that accurate?”
Clinton replied, “Well, it’s not something you want or don’t want. It’s up to the candidate to make the choice. And I think Barack made a great choice with Joe Biden.”