Sep 15, 2008

What is Wrong with Joe Biden?

One of Sen. Biden's most enduring qualities is his tendency to say things he wishes he hadn't. Since being picked as Barack Obama's VP, he's referred to his running mate as "Barack America," referred to a future administration as a "Biden administration" and who last week at a rally shouted out to Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham, "Chuck, stand up, let people see you." (Sen. Graham is confined to a wheelchair.)

But while Biden's reputation for being a one-man verbal wrecking crew is well-known, yesterday's supposed gaffe may not have been. While in Nashua, N.H., Biden told the crowd, "Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States. … Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me." It seems as though the question must be asked, "What is wrong with Joe Biden?"