‘Joe Biden.” With the exception of “broken teleprompter,” these are the scariest two words in the White House communications shop.
One advantage Biden has over Obama is he can always claim he was “just being Joe” whenever he says something controversial. In this way, Biden reminds me a bit of the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, who would say “nice” things in English and evil things in Arabic. The press would largely ignore the Arabic and take him at his word in English.
Friday, May 28, 2010