Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"A noun, a verb and 9/11"

Joe Biden made an unfortunate comment yesterday on the campaign trial. Speaking before an audience in Danville Virginia, Biden described the implications of Romney's approach to bank regulation, "he'll put y'all back in chains."

This has set off a flurry of faux outrage the likes of which we've not seen in this election cycle.

Rudy Giuliani of all people felt the need to respond and share his doubts about Vice President Biden,
I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he — I’ve never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it. I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. And people think, ‘Well, he just talks a little too much.’ Actually he’s just not very smart.
It might seem odd to some that a washed-up politician like Rudy Giuliani would even be given the opportunity for public comment much less that his comments might be deemed to be news.  But there is a history between Rudy and Joe from the 2008 election cycle that apparently Rudy is still smarting over.

It was Joe Biden who turned Rudy from a serious presidential contender to a punch-line from which Rudy was unable to recover.  Obviously Rudy is still carrying a grudge.  

Here is the moment Joe Biden ended Rudy's presidential campaign.



Reporters followed up with Joe and he piled on,



H/T to Dave Weigel

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