Michelle Obama on VP: “What you learn about Barack from his choice is that he’s not afraid of smart people”
posted at 7:23 pm on September 8, 2008 by Allahpundit
I’m sure she didn’t mean what it sounds like she meant. The crowd was, um, laughing at something else.
Obama then moved on to politics, where she first brought up her husband’s vice-presidential choice. “I think it was a really good pick—Senator Joe Biden,” she said, and later added, “People say they have amazing chemistry, and it’s true.”
Obama continued with talk about Biden when she said, “What you learn about Barack from his choice is that he’s not afraid of smart people.” The crowd softly chuckled.
How smart is Biden? Smart enough that he’s now taking credit for anticipating the path to victory in Iraq despite being the only candidate on either ticket who voted on the wrong side of the current conventional wisdom about the war and the surge. Exit question: Isn’t it more likely the crowd was laughing at the idea that Biden’s smart?
Update: More thinly veiled sarcasm from an Obama. “Mother, governor, moose-shooter… no, that’s cool. I mean that’s cool stuff!”
Update: I’ll give her this — she’s got better moves than The One. Although still not as smooth as NBC’s new election anchor.
Update: Bill Kristol thinks The One’s laughing at Biden too. Sort of.