Joe’s Bad Day


Democrats are wringing their hands over the possibility of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat from the presidency. Perhaps they should be more concerned over Joe Biden.

The Democratic ticket seems flumoxed. First, Biden was chastised by Barack for having said last week that AIG shouldn’t be bailed, then Biden told Katy Couric that he thought the Obama campaign ad that attacked McCain for not using a computer was terrible – “If I’d had anything to do with it we never would have done it.” – then he told a voter that the campaign’s policy is anti-coal even though the campaign’s position supports clean coal.)

What a day! And then there’s this one.

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened,'” Barack Obama’s running mate recently told the “CBS Evening News.”

Biden said this in the same interview, shown last night, with Katy Couric.

Except, Republican Herbert Hoover was in office when the stock market crashed in October 1929.

Not to mention that when FDR wanted to speak to the American people, he did it on the radio.

FDR was elected three years later when voters denied Hoover a second term. The Democratic challenger appealed to the “forgotten man” by promising a “new deal” to solve the Depression era.

Can you imagine the uproar if Sarah Palin was as dumb as Joe Biden?

Democrats usually like to remind the public that a Republican was president during the 1929 stock market crash. During the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry’s campaign repeatedly cited Hoover as the last president until George W. Bush to oversee a loss of jobs during his time in office.

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