Rove: Biden should develop a habit of truth-telling

posted at 9:29 am on April 10, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Karl Rove doesn’t want to call Joe Biden a liar, but “serial exaggerator” probably undersells it. “He’s making these things up out of whole cloth,” Rove says about Biden’s claim that he spent “hours” alone with George Bush, and told him that “no one was following him.” In these circumstances, Rove’s epithet of “blowhard” might be the mildest description:

Rove pulls out the kitchen sink on Biden, making sure to prominently mention Biden’s theft of Neil Kinnock’s speech in the 1988 presidential race. Once someone does that, their veracity remains in question, especially since he lifted Kinnock’s family history as well. If a man trots out lies like that in public, making his origins more humble than they were, it points to a deep-seated urge to aggrandize one’s own accomplishments. It’s not a great leap to lying in order to make yourself look like the man who could scold a president.

If you want the background on this, read Allahpundit’s post last night, in which he got to write a cool headline. Greg Hengler says Biden’s sticking to his story. Calinda Wolff, though, appears to have the last word on this:

Other Bush officials back up Rove’s assessment, including former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, and Calinda Wolff, former Bush White House liaison to Congress. Fleischer reportedly reviewed detailed notes of Biden’s White House visits, which include direct quotes from the former Senator. Wolff, took particular issue with another of Biden’s stories, in which he recalled spending “hours” alone with President Bush in the Oval Office.

The president would never sit through two hours of Joe Biden. I don’t ever remember Biden being in the Oval. He was such a blowhard on all that stuff – there wasn’t a reason to bring him in.”

Blowhard sounds better than liar.  Both apply.


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The adults Uncle Joes are in charge now.

“And that’s Uncle Joe, he’s a-movin’ kinda slow…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-0YBr-6IxE

Del Dolemonte on April 10, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Like his diety Obama, Biden tries to build himself up by telling his own versions of the truth.
If the current administration were Republican and their actions and words were similar to those currently being exhibited by the Obama gang of thugs, newspapers in this country reporting those stories would be selling papers faster than they could print them.

maryo on April 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM

oops – deity, not diety :)

maryo on April 10, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Hey, don’t be too hard on Joe. He’s trying to match Oboingo’s “My uncle Murray conquered Egypt, then in the afternoon liberated Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Treblinka, all by himself, then came home and spent 25 years in the attic with nothing to eat. And that proves why we need Universal Health Care.”

mr.blacksheep on April 10, 2009 at 12:34 PM

liberated = liberating

sorry

mr.blacksheep on April 10, 2009 at 12:35 PM

or something

mr.blacksheep on April 10, 2009 at 12:35 PM

look, i love Karl Rove. but the libtards are going to say that Rove is the big liar. just be prepared.

and isn’t biden fun?

kelley in virginia on April 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Of course they will. Just ask them for examples.

ddrintn on April 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM

It’s like a bad version of the NBC Classic “Cheers”. Instead of Coach, Norm, Cliff, Carla, and Frasier, we get Obama (Coach), Harry Reid (Norm), Biden (Cliff), Pelosi (Carla), and Hillary (Frasier). It’d be funny if the stakes weren’t so serious.

PatMac on April 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Rove: Biden should develop a habit of truth-telling

Yeah, I am more likely to be struck by lightning before that happens.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM


Biden is just a monkey flinging poo.

landshark on April 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Coupled with that picture of him has me ROTLF, LMAO!

ChicagoBlues on April 10, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Can you imagine what the press would do with Biden’s gaffes if he were a conservative Republican?

NoDonkey on April 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM
There would be a 60 Minute Special.

Correct me if I am wrong but I don’t remember Biden ever having to publicly explain any one of his lies or fantasies.

sherry on April 10, 2009 at 11:03 AM

More than that, it would be front page news, lead story and the big question would be, “Should Biden resign”? Actually, it never would have gone this far, Biden would have been destroyed as a Senator if he had pulled crap like this, saying he had met with Clinton for two hours and had scolded him, when he really didn’t.

The press gives Democrats more free passes than Six Flags gives out in a year.

NoDonkey on April 10, 2009 at 2:28 PM

The adults Uncle Joes are in charge now.

Del Dolemonte on April 10, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Sort of sad that getaclue is not around to tell us how proud she/he/it is of her “adults”!

ChicagoBlues on April 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM

I keep reading the Tea Partys are racist…really how? That is the left blogosphere this is the new era of race relations in America?

Dr Evil on April 10, 2009 at 10:08 AM

The Left thinks that all blacks are slaves on government aid.

baldilocks on April 10, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Sort of sad that getaclue is not around to tell us how proud she/he/it is of her “adults”!

ChicagoBlues on April 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Did take_a_hit get “disappeared”?

Del Dolemonte on April 10, 2009 at 3:09 PM

If Biden wants the respect of Obama and be part of his inner circle, he needs to dress like a pirate. Obama is afraid of pirates.

EMD on April 10, 2009 at 4:32 PM

O/T Joe is getting attacked over buying a dog!! and of course its the left that are making death threats and what not. but pelosi is scared about the tea parties, go figure!

chasdal on April 10, 2009 at 5:53 PM

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Bidens-Puppy-Breeder-Never-never-never-again.html?yhp=1

Biden should step to the plate and help this woman.

CWforFreedom on April 10, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Uncle Joe should rather make a habit of… STFU.

Penguin on April 11, 2009 at 6:18 AM

Great pic O!

/sarc

Jamson64 on April 11, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Joey Biden would not know ‘the truth’ if it were to walk up and bite him on the ass.

GarandFan on April 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM

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