Thursday, October 9, 2008

Joe Biden: Senator from Mars

We got about two inches of rain yesterday. So that should help perk things up a bit around my land.

A friend sent me an email today alerting me to something virtually ignored by the major news media. In last week's VP debate Joe Biden stated: "Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years."

It turns out that Katie's Restaurant has been closed for 20 years. It's enough to make you think maybe Joe ain't from around here...or there. He said this as part of a longer statement to indicate how "in touch" he is with the average American (trying to best the "Palin effect"), which in and of itself makes the whole thing incredulous. If he's so out of touch with the basic geography of his "hometown" then how is he any more qualified to fill his position than Sarah Palin?

More about this
here and here.

He also stated: "Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history. The idea he doesn't realize that Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that's the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that. Everyone should understand that."

I can't fault him on his criticism of Cheney but
Biden doesn't know the constitution very well. The Executive Branch is in Article II Joe. I bet you make Barack so proud.

Again, almost nothing on these statements by the major media. Nothing at all on TV news. Compare this with Palin's treatment. I have to admit the neocons have got a real reason to be upset about this one.

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