Pretty funny roundup of Joe Biden’s gaffes in the International Herald Tribune:
Obama knew what he was getting when he picked Biden as his running mate: A veteran of six terms in the Senate, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, an Irish Catholic with working-class roots, a guy who had twice been tested in the arena of presidential politics.
And a human verbal wrecking crew. This is the fellow who nearly derailed his nascent presidential campaign last year by calling Obama bright and clean and articulate and who noted that you needed a slight Indian accent to walk into a Dunkin’ Donuts or 7-11 in Delaware.
The guy who, reading his vice-presidential acceptance speech from a TelePrompter, bungled McCain’s name, calling him “George” (“Freudian slip, folks, Freudian slip,” he explained).
The guy who, on the day Obama announced him as his running mate, referred to his party’s presidential nominee as “Barack America” and noted that his own wife, Jill, a college professor, was “drop-dead gorgeous” but who, problematically, possessed a doctorate.
The guy who has said he is running for president (not vice president) and who confused army brigades with battalions. Who referred to his Republican vice-presidential opponent as the lieutenant governor of Alaska.
Odd how I have to read this in an international paper.
UPDATE: The NY Times (which owns the IHT) is now also running the story.