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Vice-Presidential style-

Obama enters room for speech to governors. Sarah Palin is first person he greets.

Joe Biden's prepared remarks were: "And Governor Palin, your being here today sends a powerful message that when campaigns end, we are all partners in progress. Thank you."

But here's what he said, according to the pool report: "And Governor Palin, I want to thank you particularly.

"I might point out, as I told you, we walked in. Since the race is over, no one pays attention to me at all. So I'm -- maybe you will walk outside with me or something later and say hello to me," prompting laughs from all.

If Biden was making a joke, its pretty lame. I tell lame jokes all the time. "It's raining cats and dogs outside and I stepped in a poodle." Now if the line was meant to be serious, I hope Obama treats Biden like Nixon did to Agnew. Keep him at arm's length.

Hat tip- Don Surber


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Comments (13)

Too late. We all knew Biden... (Below threshold)

Too late. We all knew Biden was a bad pick. He cannot not say the wrong things. ww

Anyone else get the new Joe... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Anyone else get the new Joe Biden Chia Pet?? It's sweet!

Easily the worst VP selecti... (Below threshold)

Easily the worst VP selection in my life.

I think Joe's remarks were ... (Below threshold)

I think Joe's remarks were on target. Biden has been basically absent from news reports since November 4, while Palin has been in many stories, mostly about Republican leaders and the future of the party.

You know, I think a lot of ... (Below threshold)

You know, I think a lot of people like Joe don't know what to make of Palin. Biden shares the ticket with a very charismatic President-elect and essentially ran against someone who probably is equally as charismatic just to a different group of people. I am guessing the Democrats want her to fade away but will pay a level of deference to her until the "magic" fades. The problem they have is that it may not. Then there is Biden himself. The first and yet probably the most boring pick of the Obama administration. I wonder if Biden will be sorry he ever left the Senate?

By way of corollary, after ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

By way of corollary, after months of conservative and relentless wizbang harping away at Obama for being elitist, intransingent, dogmatic, inexperienced at governing, indeed a laundry list of complaints, governors are starting to see first hand the way Obama conducts himself and meetings, in contrast to his rather 'absent' and ideologically scripted predecessor.

It was a very productive meeting," recounted Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. "Kind of like the days they used to meet in this grand old building," he said, alluding to the home of Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital at the end of the 18th Century. "It was very much a working session, with brainstorming - which is so rare in the upper echelons of politics these day which are so staged and scripted."

Huntsman said Obama introduced his senior staff in the room - including top aides Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett -- "one-by-one" and assured the governors that they'd have a direct line to each.

And after Huntsman took the floor to recommend that the regional governor's associations be used to collect real-time data on the holdups in infrastructure projects and communicate that to the administration, he said Obama brought it back up to him as he walked out.

"One of his greatest attributes is that he's a keen listener," said Huntsman.

"The tone of the meeting was constructive and positive," said Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, noting that he was especially heartened by Obama's message at the end of the session.

"'This isn't goodbye, it's hello,'" Obama said, as recalled by Pawlenty.

And these were Republican governors.

And all that means what cri... (Below threshold)

And all that means what crickmore?

Aside from the fact the rep govs, along with the dem govs, are all looking for a bailout of their own.

You really didn't expect them to trash the guy publicly do you?

In short, you've proved nothing, nadda, zip, ziltch with your cut & paste.

"lawyer" marcCrick... (Below threshold)

"lawyer" marc

Crickmore's comment demonstrates that there's going to an intelligent adult in charge for a change on Jan 20.

I think they like each othe... (Below threshold)

I think they like each other.

And it *was* funny... and friendly.

And she is still getting attention while he isn't, and he could let someone else comment on it, sound petulant, or he could make a good natured joke.

Joe who?Isn't this... (Below threshold)

Joe who?

Isn't this his first public appearance since the election?

I won't be the least bit su... (Below threshold)

I won't be the least bit surprised if Biden turns out to be the most inconsequential VP of all time.

that there's going to an... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

that there's going to an intelligent adult in charge for a change on Jan 20.

Yeah, Robert Gates.

Shoot, if you had convinced me voting for Obama was a vote for Bush 2.0, I'd have given him more of a chance.

O'same can you see. . . heheheheh.

If Bill Clinton had been th... (Below threshold)
Deuce Geary Author Profile Page:

If Bill Clinton had been the one to say it, there would been no question that he was serious!






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