Don’t know much about historrreeee…

"Joe, from now on, shut the fuck up, K?"

"Joe, from now on, shut the fuck up and let me do the talking, capiche?"

It’s the sort of gaffe you’d expect from George W. Bush.  Or Dan Quayle.

Joe Biden, the other vice presidential mistake, today said, so help me God: “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.”

Two problems with that, dipshit: FDR wasn’t president when the markets tanked in ’29.  Herbert “Press On” Hoover was.  And Christ, of course he didn’t appear on television because there was no fucking television yet!!

This was the sort of ignorance I thought was displayed only by 1) twenty-somethings buried in their cell phones, iPods and MTV worlds, and 2) people in Mississippi who also think the earth is 6,000 years old.  I’m impressed that a member of the greatest generation (or at least a generation I thought had a modicum of education) would be so stoopid.

Obie, your choice of a running mate was poor.  McCain’s wasn’t great, either, but at least politically she can help him, even if she isn’t a member of the Wasilla chapter of MENSA.  (Oh, by the way, speaking of Wasilla, click on that link and read about all the earmarks that came to pass while you-know-who was in charge.) Your guy, on the other hand, is nothing more than a liability. Why did you pick him when there were fine choices available, and I don’t just mean the shrew in the pantsuit?

Back to Biden, a spokesman for him tried to mop up afterwards by saying, “I’m proud to say that we Democrats aren’t experts at Herbert Hoover depression economics like John McCain and his pals. From Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, we just get elected to clean up the economic mess these Republicans leave behind.”  —All very true (yes, even Carter had to deal with Tricy Dicky’s taking the U.S. off the gold standard and Jerry Ford’s spiraling inflation), but that still does not give ol’ Joe an excuse for not knowing his history better, not to mention the fact that people in the Depression Era didn’t fucking TiVo!

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