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Biden Trashes Obama’s ‘Can’t Email’ Ad

This is truly hilarious.

In a long and fawning “interview” with the perky Katie Couric of CBS News, Mr. Biden talks about how careful he has to be with what he says, since the evil Republicans will jump on any miscue.

Then he puts his foot in his mouth yet again:

(The fun begins about 4:25 minutes in.)

Here is the Washington Post’s game attempt at damage control for their DNC masters:

Biden Walks Back Comment on ‘Terrible’ Obama Ad

By Perry Bacon Jr.

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden issued a statement late Tuesday attempting to clarify his comments that an ad the Obama campaign ran earlier this month was “terrible.”

Biden, in an interview that aired Tuesday on CBS Evening News, had criticized an ad the Obama campaign released earlier this month that highlighted McCain’s inability to use a computer, saying, “I thought that was terrible by the way” and “if I’d have had anything to do with it, we never would have done it.”

The McCain campaign immediately attacked Obama, invoking Biden’s words. “Barack Obama has brought the sleazy gutter politics of Chicago to our national stage, exposing his call for a ‘new politics’ as a lie and embarrassing even his own running mate with the low road campaign he’s running,” said McCain-Palin spokesman Brian Rogers in a statement.

But in the statement issued by the Obama campaign, Biden said he had never seen the ad and only read press reports of it.

“Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Senator McCain’s ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize,” Biden said in the statement.

For Biden, whose candor and occasional verbal gaffes had worried some Democrats as he was been considered to run on the Democratic ticket, his initial criticism of the campaign ad was the first time he had formally reversed one of his comments, although he caught lots of attention for suggesting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton might be have been a stronger vice-presidential choice.

Mind you, this happened just after Joe Biden told Katie Couric that he had to be more careful about what he said (about 50 seconds into the above clip):

Katie Couric: “You say what’s on your mind. And there’s no holding back. And I think people appreciate that. Do you find you have to be uber careful and disciplined in terms of being out on the campaign trail?”

Joe Biden: “No, I feel passionately about what I am doing and saying. I know the Republicans are going take to anything I say no matter what it would be or anybody — and you know, take it out of context. They’re going to take any piece. And if I had to go parse through every single thing I’m going to say, then I’m not me…

Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence, is demonstrate that he or she knows what he’s talking about and communicates to people. If you listen to me and follow what I am suggesting we can fix this…

And when the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened’…”

Roosevelt? In 1929? And on television?

Do we really want a man with so little knowledge and self-control to be a heart beat away from the Presidency?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Biden Trashes Obama’s ‘Can’t Email’ Ad”

  1. Clarissimus says:

    I’m guessing that Biden really did think the ad was terrible and only later the Obama campaign forced a ridiculous-sounding retraction out of him. Does anyone honestly buy the story that his judgement of “I thought it was terrible” was based solely on press reports?

  2. 2Glocks says:

    Lets See, I would bet my bottom dollar that tht they checked with Biden before launching that ad to make sure that Biden was able to use a computer so they wouldn’t have egg on their face. So…his story (lie) that he didn’t know anything about the ad is pretty far fetched, But hey, they probably learned from BilLiar Clinton himself.

  3. retire05 says:

    Wait a minute…

    The article says that Biden issued a statement late TUESDAY regarding a comment he made on TUESDAY?

    Was this LAST Tuesday because unless I am living in a alternate reality, it is just NOW Tuesday. And if this was LAST Tuesday, why was it not reported until yesterday?

    Could the media get in the tank any deeper for Obama?

  4. artboyusa says:

    division of BideCo Family Industries

    FROM: Kevin Shitt, Campaign Operative
    TO: Brad Lyer, Campaign Operative
    DATE: Sept 23, 2008
    SUBJECT: More concerns
    MEMO STATUS: Super Duper Highly Confidential. EYES ONLY!
    Read. Memorize. Eat. Digest. Excrete and Eat Again

    Brad, I hate to be a “Fussy Freddy” but a couple of thoughts occurred to me on the way home from the Man Hole last night.

    1. Joe Biden’s hair. He looks okayish from the front but from any other angle you can really see that mange of his. Can’t he see a vet or something? I had a cat with mange once and it was awful. Itch itch. Scratch scratch. Could we get him to wear a hat until November 4? Maybe a fedora would give a cool Humphrey Bogartish aura to Joe? On second thought I don’t think Joe can do “cool”. What about a headscarf or turban? That would really demonstrate our willingness to repair our damaged image in the Muslim world. Think about it, okay? Maybe check with our Diversity Coordinator.
    2. I’m still super concerned about the way McCain (spit) is refusing to play the part we scripted for him. Remember? He was going to be Bob Dole, only older and duller, and stumble through the campaign until 8.30 pm on November 4, when he’d deliver a gracious concession speech and go to bed. That isn’t happening!!! When I think about the damage being done to our beautiful narrative I just feel sick. This is like 2000 and 2004 all over again!
    3. Our positive message about Sarah Palin hasn’t taken hold either. “Woman – Know Your Place” was our positive message of change but somehow it didn’t work – don’t ask me why.
    4. “Troopergate” is our last hope but frankly, I can’t see the ordinary American people developing much sympathy for a state cop who abuses his wife, tasers his stepson, shoots animals out of season and threatens to kill his father-in-law without the help of a full on sympathy campaign from us. Can’t we make him more attractive somehow? Get him on The View to talk up his personal journey of self-discovery, how he overcame his personal demons, sincerely sorry, moving forward etc etc – the usual stuff. Let me know your thoughts.
    5. I’m getting kinda bored with the Man Hole. Same old, um, faces every night. Heard about this new place – the Ram Rod Room. Wanna check it out? Text me.


  5. Exeter says:

    I’m starting to think that the only reason Biden opens his mouth is to jamb his foot into it.

  6. wardmama4 says:

    This wasn’t a gaffe – Biden let slip with a truth and the Obama campaign had to make a convoluted ‘apology’ to clear up his ‘mistake’. Between the two, the only votes that they are going to get in Nov are those by Dem who always/ever vote Dem, blacks who always/ever vote black and of course the dead, illegal and felon vote – the few that manage to fall through the cracks – They must be really scared with the first debate coming up – as it will be Obama’s turn to put his foot in it – wanna bet he tries to be wired?!? Now wouldn’t that be fun!

  7. AuntieAM says:

    Wardmama4, I agree with you. I think Biden was being candid, but this isn’t the first little bit of candor–if someone will hand me a tinfoil hat, I might suggest that even Biden doesn’t like the Obama machine.

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