Archive for ‘Joe Biden’

July 10, 2009

VP at Shenendehowa High School

by Smitty (h/t Lucianne)

Vice President Biden was in New York state, creating a stir today:

The excitement about today’s visit drew hundreds of people who lined up and then waited hours on Wednesday for a chance at a ticket to see the Democrat.

Opening act Spinal Tap almost whipped those hundreds of fans into a near froth prior to the VP’s remarks about the virtual economic recovery that Smolderin’ Joe’s cunning plan has just about fomented.

June 25, 2009

Old School Ties UPDATE: Lobbyist?

Yesterday, the question was asked, “Who Is Eleanor Acheson?” The answer is that she’s the Amtrak vice president and legal counsel whose name is relevant to last week’s unexpected retirement of Amtrak inspector general Fred Wiederhold.

Acheson (“Eldie,” to her friends) was also Hillary Rodham Clinton’s college roommate and . . .

By sheerest coincidence, yesterday the State Department held its annual commemoration of “Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month,” at which the remarks were given by the department’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills:

First, on behalf of Secretary Clinton, I am honored to be here today and to celebrate LGBT Pride Month . . .
It is my great pleasure now to introduce a woman who has spent years serving the American people at Amtrak, at the Justice Department, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She is a dear friend of Secretary Clinton, and she has been a wonderful public servant model and friend to me, Eldie Acheson.


UPDATE: Ah, but there might be something wrong with this: Dan Riehl has discovered that, as recently as December 2008, Acheson was listed on a lobbyist disclosure form.

So, dear old Joe Biden gets $1.3 billion in “stimulus” money for Acheson’s Amtrak, and they don’t need no stinkin’ IG sniffing around.

But wait a minute, there’s more. As Michelle Malkin points out, Biden’s all abou Amtrak. Suppose that Biden’s fingerprints were discovered on some shenanigans at Amtrak, so that there was a real scandal? If dear old Joe had to resign . . .

Vice President Hillary? OK, that’s far-fetched. But did anybody else notice that Hillary’s now got Sidney Blumenthal working for her over at State Department?

Obama’s popularity is starting to fade, Obama backstabs the gays, now all sorts of scandal talk is starting to swirl and is it really a conspiracy theory to ask, Cui bono?

C’mon, folks. Andrew Sullivan blogs kookier stuff than that every day. Question the timing!

October 25, 2008

Why Joe Biden hates beauty queens

Barbara West of WFTV in Orlando, Fla., is a former Miss Vermont who went onto an incredible career as a television reporter, covering such stories as the Chernobyl meltdown. So guess who decides to go for “viral video immortality” in her Joe Biden interview?

Michelle Malkin calls it “the best interview of Joe Biden ever,” but the O’Biden campaign obviously disagrees. It’s hard to choose a favorite question, but this one is definitely a standout:

You may recognize this famous quote: ‘From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.’ That’s from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist, if he intends to ‘spread the wealth around’?

That ought to get her a free lifetime subscription to The New American.

October 19, 2008

Biden: Losing the bigot vote?

Democrats say the darnedest things at San Francisco fundraisers:

As Election Day looms just over two weeks away, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., said Saturday that with Republicans firing “vicious” and “dangerous” attacks at Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., voters are “having a difficult time” opting for the man who would become the nation’s first African American
“Undecided people are having a difficult time just culturally making the change, making the move for the first African American president in the history of the United States of America,” the Democratic vice-presidential nominee said at a San Francisco fundraiser Saturday evening. “So we need to respond. We need to respond at the moment, immediately, not wait, not hang around, not assume any of this won’t stick.”

(Via Jack M. at AOSHQ.) The Obama campaign hoovered up $150 million last month, they’re outspending McCain as much as 4-to-1 in TV advertising, and Biden goes to San Francisco to whine, “Give us more money, because undecided voters are a bunch of racist crackers.”
October 14, 2008

Biden, botoxed

So obvious, even the MSM can’t ignore it:

Karen Bradley, a University of Maryland professor who studies politicians’ body movement and what it conveys to voters, says it’s “a little strange that nothing moves from his eyes on up” — since she otherwise finds Biden a compelling communicator who powerfully telegraphs his conviction on a topic via other body language.
Barry Cohen, a Rockville plastic surgeon, is more blunt. “He clearly has had Botox,” the doctor, a Republican, told us. “The lines are gone on his forehead. . . .
“Completely untrue, completely unsubstantiated,” said Biden spokesman David Wade. “A lot of Americans will have fewer worry lines on their faces” when George Bush is out office, he added.

Hakuna matata!

October 3, 2008


Just asking. I was thinking of how convincing Joe was with the class-warfare rhetoric Thursday night, and something clicked: “Two Americas!”

The National Enquirer should start staking out Biden immediately, because he’s just too good a class warrior not to have a flaky astrology-loving bimbo girlfriend stashed somewhere.

Joe “Silky Hairplugs” Biden!

October 3, 2008

Obligatory VP debate thread

UPDATED & BUMPED: After that debate, I think there can be no doubt which candidate America most wants to see in a bikini.

Yeah, you’re darn right I changed the subject! Because America needs some straight talk from a maverick blogger about who’s the sexiest candidate for vice president.

Gettin’ things done! Main Street! Wasilla! Bikini pictures!

SERIOUS ANALYSIS: Joe Biden did not lose the election tonight. That’s the most important thing. He might have lied through his teeth, but he’s got very nice teeth, doesn’t he?

Sarah Palin did better in her debate than John McCain did in his. She obviously dodged some questions, talking taxes when Biden raised the issue of regulation, and talking energy policy — darn right! — whenever she felt like it.

Biden was very sharp and very confident, and very repetitive. If you wanted to hear class-warfare talk about how the middle class is getting screwed over by the super-wealthy, tonight must have been heaven for you, since Palin also jumped onto the let’s-bash-greedy-corrupt-Big-Business bandwagon.

Palin would be a much better candidate, I think, if she wasn’t chained to Maverick. It was in defending McCain, and repeating the slogans and soundbites McCain’s advisors had fed her, that she was least convincing.

Palin’s best line was, “How long have I been at this? Like, five weeks?” That was good. I don’t know if that was spontaneous, or something she’d practiced, but it was very good.

Biden’s worst line was when he talked about a plan to “adjust the principle you owe” on your mortgage. Holy freaking crap! Good-bye, rule of law! Adjusting the principle? You paid $300,000 for a house in 2005, took out a loan for $270,000 and now, because it’s not worth what you paid for it, the government is going to force the lender to mark down the principle to $200,000? That’s not reform, that’s larceny.

Jimmie at Sundries Shack links with a debate roundup — thanks. In comments, Smitty just said he thought Gwen Ifill did an excellent job as moderator and I agree. Before the debate, there were accusations of bias, since Ifill’s written (or is writing) a supposedly pro-Obama book. But in terms of her performance as moderator, Ifill seemed to me to be quite fair.

UPDATE: Team Maverick claims victory. Well, not “victory,” perhaps, but she’s “ready to lead,” blahblahblah. I’m telling you, they’re just going through the motions over at Maverick HQ these days. Working on their resumes and updating their LinkedIn pages, trying to look busy while watching the clock (is it lunch yet?) and thinking about playing golf Sunday.

UPDATE II: Michelle Malkin is ecstatic:

Sarah Palin is the real deal. Five weeks on the campaign trail, thrust onto the national stage, she rocked tonight’s debate.
She was warm, fresh, funny, confident, energetic, personable, relentless, and on message. . . .
McCain has not done many things right. But Sarah Palin proved tonight that the VP risk he took was worth it. . . .
She matched — and trumped several times — a man who has spent his entire adult life on the political stage, run for president twice, and as he mentioned several times, chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.

And a man who, in fact, is the next vice president, since Maverick’s poll numbers are heading south faster than that midnight train to Georgia. (Cue the Pips!) I think Michelle’s enthusiastic response to tonight’s debate isn’t about Nov. 4, it’s about . . .

PALIN 2012!

PREVIOUSLY: Not that it matters anymore, but tonight Sarah Palin squares off against Joe Biden and I just watched Karl Rove trying to spin the possibility that this might somehow avert the now-inevitable Obama administration.

While I henceforth refuse to believe that Maverick can win on Nov. 4, if Biden blurts out a confession to computer porn addiction tonight, it might prevent a 47-state sweep for the Democrats, so I’m obligated to pretend I care.

Hot Air has a live debate chat thread. Allah has a separate comment thread. Or you may want to play Biden Bingo.

UPDATE: Ace tries to put the jinx on, suggests that a Biden blurt might yet doom the Democrats, and will have an open debate thread where you can say the f-word as often as you’d like.

October 2, 2008

Coulter on Biden

Some advice for Sarah Palin:

Shockingly, Sen. Joe Biden was one of only five senators to vote against the first Alaskan pipeline bill in 1973. This is like having been a Nazi sympathizer during World War II. If Sarah Palin does nothing else, she has got to tie that idiotic pipeline vote around Biden’s neck.
The Senate passed the 1973 Alaskan pipeline bill by an overwhelming 80-5 vote. Only five senators voted against the pipeline on final passage. Sen. Biden is the only one who is still in the Senate — the other four having been confined to mental institutions long ago.
The stakes were clear: This was in the midst of the first Arab oil embargo. . . . But Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation’s oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation’s enemies by about the same amount.
The only argument against the pipeline was that it would harm the caribou, an argument that was both trivial and wrong. The caribou population near the pipeline increased from 5,000 in the 1970s to 32,000 by 2002.
It would have been bad enough to vote against the pipeline bill even if it had hurt the caribou. A sane person would still say: Our enemies have us in a vice grip. Sorry, caribou, you’ve got to take one for the team. But when the pipeline goes through and the caribou population sextuples in the next 20 years, you really look like a moron.

The moron debates Sarah Palin tonight, and everybody’s worried about Palin making a gaffe?

September 29, 2008

Biden’s beach bridge

(Via Hot Air.) Joe Biden and Barack Obama both voted twice for Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere.” Kudos to CNN for doing their due diligence here.

September 24, 2008


“Part of what a leader does is to instill confidence and demonstrate that he or she knows what they’re talking about . . .” Great leadership, Joe! (Via Hot Air, and just in case there are idiot liberals reading this: 1. Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t president in 1929; 2. TV wasn’t invented until 1939 and didn’t become widely available until the late 1940s.)

This morning, “Fox & Friends” did a thing about Joe Biden’s gaffe-a-day campaign and showed the “stand up, Chuck” line, but didn’t explain it. My wife hadn’t heard about that, so I explained to her that Chuck –Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham — is in a wheelchair.

“God love ya! What am I talking about?”