Posts Tagged ‘Bidenism’

“That’s Not Hard”: Stimulus Signing Bidenism

February 17, 2009

President Barack Obama must wish that his gaffe-prone vice president would just stick to the script.  During the President’s opening remarks today in Denver before signing the stimulus bill into law, he got sabotaged with yet another Bidenism. Less than a month after chastening his Vice President Joe Biden for his swipe at Chief Justice John Roberts concerning the flubbed inaugural oath, Biden took a shot at former Vice President Dick Cheney behind Obama’s back. As the President saluted Joe Biden as the “best Vice President that we’ve had in awhile,” Biden turned to an off-screen person, smiled, and mouthed, “That’s not hard.”

It was another less than subtle partisan snipe at his predecessor who he has decried as the “most dangerous vice president we’ve had probably in American history.” Not necessarily the most appropriate thing to do before the President inks his first major legislative accomplishment.

On the plane ride back to the White House, the President may well provide his Veep with a “little turbulence.”


* 3:07 p.m. ET – Studio B with Shepard Smith

Another Bidenism: Joe Jabs Chief Justice

January 21, 2009

Before Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to President Barack Obama’s senior staff today, he took a thinly veiled swipe at Chief Justice John Roberts (who flubbed the inaugural presidential oath yesterday).* When the President asked Biden if he wanted to swear in the new officials, he asked, “Am I doing this again?” The Prez explained that a number of Cabinet members had been sworn in but that this ceremony was for the senior staff. Biden quipped, “My memory is not as good as Justice Roberts’.” The audience laughed heartily and one exclaimed, “Wow!” However, a politically astute, unsmiling President Obama gave his Veep a tutoring tap on the arm: Biden quickly added, “No, I” as he then wisely bit his lip.

1:28 p.m. ET – FNC’s Live Desk