13 awesome Joe Biden gaffes

Please, Joe. Run for president.

Joe Biden is a gaffe master. The potential material to be culled from a presidential term must have stand-up comics and Fox News drooling. Not to mention bloggers looking for content.

Biden would be at least as good as Bush43, though I suspect The Donald would trump them all. The problem with Trump is he’d never admit to a gaffe. It would just become a new policy measure. For now, at least, Biden tops the list.

So, without further adieu here’s a list of his top gaffes:

1. Here’s Biden making double sure no one mistakes him for a birther:

“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!” –Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008

Joe Biden

Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House, Jan. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

2. Here’s Biden making not the least bit racist sounding comment:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Biden, referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 campaign, Jan. 31, 2007

3 Here’s Biden not talking about bodily functions, I suppose:

“A successful dump!” –Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Aug. 20, 2008

4. Here’s Biden putting a woman in the ground before her time:

“His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she’s- wait- your mom’s still- your mom’s still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul.” –Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who somehow was alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

5. Here’s Biden not stereotyping in the least:

“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006

6. Here’s Biden winging it like a condor:

“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.” –Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were around then, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008

7. Here’s Biden being gender neutral:

“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.” –Joe Biden, speaking at a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Sept. 10, 2008

8. Here’s Biden the math whiz, but at least he can spell:

“Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.” –Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008

9. Biden not talking about his love life:

“Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.” –Joe Biden, Aug. 22, 2012

10. Here’s Biden with sound medical advice:

“I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now … When one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway.” –Joe Biden, with handy tips to protect against the swine flu, “Today Show” interview, April 30, 2009

11. Here’s Biden’s “the Google” moment:

“You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.” –Joe Biden, speaking to an aide during an interview on CBS’ “Early Show,”

12. Biden never forgets a face, but a name?

“Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.” –Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Jan. 20, 2009

13. Oh, my:

“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008

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Marty Duren

Just a guy writing some things.