We all have relatives or friends who are a little different, and there is a tendency to ignore their idiosyncrasies or just disregard their behavior.
When individuals of the nature I am referring come to national prominence their behavior becomes headlines, such as comments uttered by Vice-President Joseph Biden. For many years Senator Biden has been notorious for outlandish statements, and a shoot from the hip approach to political babble. One must wonder just how an individual such as Biden could achieve such political prominence in view of his long-standing behavior.
Not long ago, the Vice-President was presiding at a political gathering and he introduced a local politician requesting that he standup and take a bow. Repeatedly Biden asked the politician to stand only to finally realize that the individual was handicapped, and could not stand. At the time he brushed that most embarrassing situation off, but it did make national headlines proving he did not even know the individual he was praising in the introduction. That was another example of the pure and inaccurate political bull we endure daily. Don’t you ever wonder why we rarely take these obvious blunders seriously?
At a recent press conference President Obama was questioned about a dubious comment that Biden had made, and he responded, “Oh well, you know Joe”.
Now we have the very serious issue of a possible pandemic alarm of Swine Flu or whatever the government has decided to call it. Yesterday our Vice-President again unthinkingly spoke on NBC’s Today Show and said “I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now. It’s not that it’s going to Mexico; it’s that you are in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft. That’s me”. Biden’s comments could have immediately caused serious economic disruption to our nation’s mass transit systems and our fragile economy. Shortly following Biden’s comments wiser heads sprang into action distancing the Executive Branch of our government from Biden’s comments.
Presidential Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that Biden’s words were misinterpreted and that he meant to say that if someone was sick they should stay home, but that was nothing more than Washington spin. We heard and saw exactly what Biden said and it was not what Gibbs suggested.
One must wonder just how long President Obama can continue to support “Uncle Joe” Biden. This individual is clearly a loose cannon, and someone who should be placed in a quiet room without any means of outside communication on behalf of our government. Can you imagine just where the United States of America would find itself were Biden to assume the Presidency? Again, as I have said earlier may God protect and bless President Obama.
Like a number of others in our government, Biden is obviously several cards short of a full deck. Tragically, there are others in both Houses of Congress. Space does not permit me to name my list of suspects and I would bet you can make up a list of your own.
We will never know, but I hope that our President has taken his Vice-President into the Oval Office and given him a severe reprimand and warning over yesterday’s clearly irresponsible remark. It is definitely time for Biden to put a sock in his mouth, and it appears too to be time for Biden to take his life-time pension and take Amtrak home to his compound in Wilmington, Delaware. Our Vice-President has become both a national and international embarrassment. Bye-Bye, Uncle Joe.