Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Heart Beat Away

The election is long over, but Joe Biden can't seem to find the off switch for the "Gaffe-O-Matic," even getting his wife in on the action. After swearing in cabinet members at the White House today, Biden apparently had to be reminded by Obama that he was also supposed to swear in senior staff. Not content to let it ride, he commented:

"My memory is not as good as Chief Justice Roberts."

Which was a swipe at the Chief Justice's misplacing the word "faithfully" in the part of the swearing in oath yesterday.

A couple of days ago, Jill Biden let slip on Oprah that Joe was given the choice of Secretary of State or VP. Dean has more insight here. I remember during the campaign, Joe commenting on how Hillary was probably more qualified than him to be the Vice President. The most recent comments puts a whole new spin on those remarks.

I'm also concerned about something else? If Obama has to correct the Chief Justice and remind the VP of his duties, is this a trend? Will he have to do everything? That would make for an interesting four years.


  1. Nothing against Obama, but I'd love to see this guy as President, just as a novelty act. Maybe Obama could go into a brief coma or something, triggered by eating mildly bad shellfish.