Matt Drudge is having a field day with Biden’s “CLEAN BLACK” remark – in red below.
Biden Calls Obama To Clarify
Joe Biden called Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to clarify his “clean” comment to the New York Observer, Biden told reporters in a conference call this afternoon. Biden said Obama told him: “You don’t have to explain anything to me. I know exactly what you meant.” Asked to clarify his comments, where he said Obama was “articulate and bright and clean,” Biden said he “really” regretted the word “clean” was taken out of context. Biden: “My mother has an expression clean as a whistle sharp as a tack, that was the context.” As to the effect it might have on the African-American vote, Biden: “I have no doubt that Jesse Jackson and other black leaders … knew exactly what I meant. We have a very, very long relationship. … There will be no misunderstanding.”
Biden said of the Observer piece: “I believe I was quoted accurately but they weren’t meant to take shots.” As for his Democratic competition, Biden: “I think they’re all great. I think I’m better.”
Loquacious Senator, Democratic Candidate on Hillary: â€˜Four of 10 Is the Max You Can Get?â€™ Edwards â€˜Doesnâ€™t Know What Heâ€™s Talking Aboutâ€™
Senator Joseph Biden doesnâ€™t think highly of the Iraq policies of some of the other Democrats who are running for President.
To hear him tell it, Hillary Clintonâ€™s position is calibrated, confusing and â€œa very bad idea.â€ John Edwards doesnâ€™t know what heâ€™s talking about and is pushing a recipe for Armageddon in the Middle East. Barack Obama is offering charming but insubstantial fluff. And all of them are playing politics.
â€œLet me put it this way,â€ Mr. Biden said. â€œYou didnâ€™t hear any one of them get in this debate at all until they announced for President.â€
Good ol’ “SLOW” Joe Biden.
One of the reasons why Senator Biden receives his nickname is not because he is NOT bright or is SLOW but he does the damnest things – like plagiarisng his speeches from a British politician.
So, let’s restate the quotes:
Her Iraq War position is “calibrated, confusing and a very bad idea.”
â€œFrom the part of Hillaryâ€™s proposal, the part that really baffles me is, â€˜Weâ€™re going to teach the Iraqis a lesson.â€™ Weâ€™re not going to equip them? O.K. Cap our troops and withdraw support from the Iraqis? Thatâ€™s a real good idea.â€
The result of Mrs. Clintonâ€™s position on Iraq, Mr. Biden says, would be â€œnothing but disaster.â€
â€œEveryone in the world knows her,â€ he said. â€œHer husband has used every single legitimate tool in his behalf to lock people in, shut people down. Legitimate. And she canâ€™t break out of 30 percent for a choice for Democrats? Where do you want to be? Do you want to be in a place where 100 percent of the Democrats know you? Theyâ€™ve looked at you for the last three years. And four out of 10 is the max you can get?â€
“Charming but insubstantial fluff.”
…about Mr. Obama. â€œI mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,â€ he said. â€œI mean, thatâ€™s a storybook, man.â€
Butâ€”and the â€œbutâ€ was clearly inevitableâ€”he doubts whether American voters are going to elect â€œa one-term, a guy who has served for four years in the Senate,â€ and added: â€œI donâ€™t recall hearing a word from Barack about a plan or a tactic.â€
â€œI donâ€™t think John Edwards knows what the heck he is talking about,â€ Mr. Biden said, when asked about Mr. Edwardsâ€™ advocacy of the immediate withdrawal of about 40,000 American troops from Iraq. â€œJohn Edwards wants you and all the Democrats to think, â€˜I want us out of there,â€™ but when you come back and you say, â€˜O.K., Johnâ€™â€â€”here, the word â€œJohnâ€ became an accusatory, mocking refrainâ€”â€œâ€˜what about the chaos that will ensue? Do we have any interest, John, left in the region?â€™ Well, John will have to answer yes or no. If he says yes, what are they? What are those interests, John? How do you protect those interests, John, if you are completely withdrawn? Are you withdrawn from the region, John? Are you withdrawn from Iraq, John? In what period? So all this stuff is like so much Fluffernutter out there. So for me, what I think you have to do is have a strategic notion. And they may have itâ€”they are just smart enough not to enunciate it.â€
Flap supposes there is NO 11th Commandment for the Democrat Party: â€œThou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.â€.
Wait for the debates – this will be good.
Oh yes, Flap almost forgot. Slow Joe announced this morning he is seeking the Presidency.
“After nine months of doing this, there is no exploratory committee _ I’m running,” the Delaware senator told The Associated Press.
Michelle Malkin says he is “TOAST”
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