He finally comes out of hiding and the Vice Gaffamatic is at it again. Rush Limbaugh just talked about this (he is pure genius) and I am sorry I missed it. When I played this bite on air yesterday, I focused more on the fact that no one seemed to be following the One after his famous European “Apology Tour”. But this is even better. It looks like Biden is telling more stories again.
In the first part of the bite Biden tries to make the case we are more safe under Obama than during the Bush years. No proof, just … well you know … the world likes us more stuff. But it’s the second part where Biden says he met with George Bush. Except .. it looks like he didn’t.
Aides to former President George W. Bush are challenging the veracity of Vice President Joe Biden’s claim this week of having privately castigated Bush, who does not remember the incident or an earlier episode in which Biden claims to have similarly rebuked Bush.
Biden spokesman Jay Carney declined to specify the dates of his boss’s purported Oval Office scoldings of Bush. Nor would he provide witnesses or notes to corroborate the episodes.
“The vice president stands by his remarks,” Carney told FOX News without elaboration.
Hmmm. No dates, no specifics. Here’s the bite.
Update: Here’s what Rove had to say about the whole thing last night on Fox. Watch the whole thing. Great stuff.
The Fox News report goes on to state:
Candida P. Wolff, Bush’s White House liaison to Capitol Hill, said the only meetings she remembered between Bush and Biden also included other lawmakers. She said such meetings were held in the Cabinet Room or the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, not the Oval Office, and certainly did not last for “hours.”
“The president would never sit through two hours of Joe Biden,” Wolff said. “I don’t ever remember Biden being in the Oval. He was such a blowhard on all that stuff – there wasn’t a reason to bring him in.”
Not that Joe Biden has ever made anything up before:
Or this one, when he was shot at in Iraq … except he wasn’t:
Fun stuff, don’t you think? I’ve lost track of all of them … if there are others feel free to put them in the comments section. If there’s enough video … maybe we’ll give it its own page. Ha!
Update: About that Rush genius? In quick Rush parody style, he tells his audience that he too had met with Obama at the White House where he told Obama he could be great President, known for resurrecting the economy if the President would just institute tax cuts, and he told the president he hoped his big government policies would fail. Unfortunately, he added, the White House would deny this meeting took place. Ha!