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Jill Biden: Joe Chose VP Over Sec State

From a highly amused Associated Press:

Biden tries to shush wife after state-VP slip

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer Nedra Pickler, Associated Press Writer – Mon Jan 19

WASHINGTON – Joe Biden’s wife said Monday that he had his pick of being Barack Obama’s running mate or the secretary of state nomination that eventually went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a slip that the vice president-elect immediately tried to shush.

Jill Biden’s comment came during an appearance with her husband on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," taped at Washington’s Kennedy Center on the eve of the inauguration.

"Joe had the choice to be secretary of state or vice president," she said. Her husband turned to his wife with his finger to his lips and a "Shhhh!" that sent the audience into laughter. "OK, he did," Jill Biden said in her defense.

The vice president-elect blushed, grimaced and gave his wife a hug while the audience continued to erupt in laughter. "That’s right," he finally said to his wife. "Go ahead."

Mrs. Biden said she told him vice president would be better for the family.

"If you’re secretary of state, you’ll be away, we’ll never see you, you know," she said. "I’ll see you at a state dinner once in a while."

After the exchange aired on television three hours later, Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander denied Jill Biden’s account in a statement e-mailed to reporters.

"To be clear, President-elect Obama offered Vice President-elect Biden one job only — to be his running mate," the statement said. "And the vice president-elect was thrilled to accept the offer."

Alexander’s statement said, "Like anyone who followed the presidential campaign this summer, Dr. Jill Biden knew there was a chance that President-elect Obama might ask her husband to serve in some capacity and that, given his background, the positions of vice president and secretary of state were possibilities. Dr. Biden’s point to Oprah today was that being vice president would be a better fit for their family because they would get to see him more and get to participate in serving more." …

Apparently Joe isn’t the only gaffe machine in the family.

If what Mrs. Biden said is true, it says a lot about Mr. Obama’s judgment.

But if it is yet another lie that Joe Biden told to his wife and close associates – that is an even worse indication of Mr. Obama’s judgment.

Even though this is supposed to be the selfsame judgment that trumps experience.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Jill Biden: Joe Chose VP Over Sec State”

  1. Helena says:

    Well, this answers the question “How in the world did any woman agree to marry Joe Biden?” Answer – She’s even dumber than he is.

    That she could live with this man for 30 years and not know that HE MAKES THINGS UP and you can never believe what he says – especially if it’s something that increases his prestige – is impossible to comprehend. Unless – – – she’s dumb as a rock. Well, God bless them. At least they’re well matched.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    To quote the great Oracle, Flounder from Animal House, “Oh, Boy! This is Gonna Be Great!”

    Or to paraphrase Dean Wormer, “Blonde, Drunk & Stupid is no way to go through life, Ma’am.”

    (For those of you who think me “mean – spirited”, I promise not to disappoint, I’m just getting started. Given the left’s last 8 years, I better get started!).

    • Odie44 says:

      I think Biden will end up costing Bambi some political might. I truly believe they picked this dope because he was the LEAST qualified, under the Bambi tent.

      They clearly didnt want an ambitious person, namely Hillary there – so they went with the lowest common denominator, and aptly kept him quite after gaffe #781.

      Biden is too dumb to not screw up.

  3. Barbie says:

    HOw embarrassing to have this dumbo as vp.

  4. Confucius says:

    Poor Hillary. Still getting another man’s leftovers.


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