Friday, August 22, 2008

A Plug for Biden: Plagiarists Unite

As the world stops in its orbit to await who will be annointed as Barack Obama's choice for a vice presidential running mate, I thought it would be fun to look at one possibility; Deleware Senator Joe Biden.

Biden is the Elton John of American politics. One day he had a steel-wool comb over of what I presume was back hair, and the next he had a full head of Ken Doll-like plugs.

But personal grooming isn't everything. Just ask John Edwards.

The more interesting thing about Joe Biden is that he is a world-class plagiarist. He stole a speech nearly verbatim during his 1987 campaign for president from British politician Neal Kinnock, and was savaged by Michael Dukakis, possibly costing him the race.

Obama must feel a kinship for this fellow thief of rhetoric. You may recall in February that Obama was hammered for stealing nearly verbatim a speech that Deval Patrick had given a little over a year before. This was the memorable and ironically labeled "Just Words" speech.

Biden apparently had a problem with plagiarism even while in college, so this was hardly a new thing for him.

If Biden is chosen, I can't wait to hear some of their convention speeches;

"The only thing we have to fear is... fear itself!"

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

"Four Score and Seven years ago..."

Nothing says "change" like selecting an old fart who has been in Washington for over 30 years.


Judy Aron said...

Joe Biden - oh you mean the guy who said Barack Obama was "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man."

LOL - shows what he thinks of the black community in general!

I guess that will be a running mate that Michelle Obama will be proud of!

Gag us all with all with a spoon - if the rumors are true, they got an empty suit and a loudmouth idiot on one ticket.

I can see the bumper stickers
"Whobama and Bidet"


Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

My (too smart and too pretty to be married to me) wife just remarked about Biden; "He's too negative; he's just not a nice man.
(From a woman that raises the dough and then goes on mission trips with our church - this is close to cursing!!)

She's right - Biden's a total asshole and a bit of a douchbag to boot.


mccommas said...

Deval Patrick -- a cop-killer's best friend.

That would be the last person I would steal a speech from.

Headless Horseman said...

This pairing is hilarious. How does he square a message of change with Obama chosing as his running mate someone who has been holding public office since he was 15 years old?

His weaknesses are finally becoming liabilities, and this is a desperate attempt to shore them up.

It will fail.