File this one under “more information than anyone needs.” The Examiner reports that silver-tongued Vice President Joe Biden was out on the campaign trail when he committed what some will—for better or worse—call an hilarious boner.
He was addressing an audience on the subject of the administration’s foreign policy strength when he decided to invoke the timeless wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt, who—borrowing a West African proverb—advised, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
But Biden didn’t stop there. Instead, he told the crowd, “I promise you, the president has a big stick.” Despite titters from the audience, who immediately picked up on the blunder, a dead-serious veep repeated, “I promise you.” The video of this great moment in American statesmanship is here.
As noted here, the Obama campaign recently demonstrated it has no qualms about capitalizing on Biden’s occasional ill-chosen comment by hawking t-shirts with the text “Health Reform Still a BFD.” Maybe Team Obama will now pick up on this most recent Bidenism, this time possibly with a pictorial.
As for Biden, much as I hope he receives a pink slip in his November pay envelope, he has provided some much-needed comic relief, if unintenionally, during some extremely tense times. For that, and that alone, he will be missed.
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