Who put Joe in charge of the lights?

posted at 8:52 am on July 7, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Rarely has any administration had to spend as much time issuing public corrections to statements made by a Vice President as the Obama adminstration.  In fact, the White House has probably spent less time contradicting Dick Cheney than its own Veep, Joe Biden.  Late yesterday, the Obama administration disavowed Biden’s apparent green light to Israel for an attack on Iran:

The Obama administration poured cold water Monday on any notion it is giving Israel the green light to attack Iran or that it is reconsidering plans to engage diplomatically with the Islamic republic.

Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the United States would not stand in the way of Israel in its dealings with Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

But State Department spokesman Ian Kelly rebuffed suggestions from reporters that Biden could be seen as giving the Jewish state a green light to attack Iran, which it views as an existential threat.

When Obama picked Joe Biden, we laughed aloud, anticipating the cottage industry in blog posts Biden would generate.  He hasn’t disappointed, either.  This last weekend’s admission that the Obama administration botched its economic analysis might have been the nadir, or perhaps Biden reached that during the swine-flu outbreak, when he called public transportation a danger to people’s health.  It could also have been when Biden told reporters that he couldn’t answer economic questions about Porkulus despite having been appointed to lead the program by Obama.

In this case, though, let’s recall why Obama picked Biden.  After Obama fumbled his response to the Russian invasion of Georgia, Obama needed someone to give him foreign policy credibility.

How’s that working out for you, President Obama?  So far, it’s working out well for us.


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How’s that working out for you, President Obama? So far, it’s working out well for us.

I assume you mean as bloggers, not as Americans… cuz I think just the opposite.

petunia on July 8, 2009 at 12:56 AM

Biden is protected by the “Oh that Joe” syndrome. He can and does say anything and gets a pass.

Just a harmless drunk.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2009 at 4:31 AM

Biden is protected by the “Oh that Joe” syndrome. He can and does say anything and gets a pass.

Just a harmless drunk.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2009 at 4:31 AM

Isn’t that cute, he wet himself.

Jeff from WI on July 8, 2009 at 7:50 AM

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