Biden Your Lip, Already
As predicted here yesterday, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) will have to announce his presidential candidacy once more, because he totally botched his most recent attempt.
After – in so many words – calling John Edwards an empty suit, and pointing out that for every American who admires Hillary Clinton, another one hates her, he called Barack Obama: "…the first mainstream African American [presidential candidate] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
Obama later released a statement saying, "I didn't take Senator Biden's comments personally," he said, "but obviously they were historically inaccurate. African-American presidential candidates like Jesse Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton gave a voice to many important issues through their campaigns, and no one would call them inarticulate."
Dull, dirty, and ugly though, I guess.
Stopping just short of re-announcing for the presidency, Biden said, "I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone," he said. "That was not my intent and I expressed that to Senator Obama."
Last June, Biden made the brilliant observation that, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
Note to Joe: Day One of your candidacy and you’ve already screwed it up to a fair thee well. Give it up. And I’m not joking.
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