Biden: How wonderful to have a job where I don’t do anything!

posted at 8:48 am on February 26, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

God love ya, Joe Biden.  You make it so easy to lampoon you — and by extension the man who chose you — that pundits really should demand a Biden Appreciation Day.  Yesterday, C-SPAN microphones picked up the Vice President off camera outside the health-care summit explaining the virtues of Vicing (via Jammie Wearing Fool):

Just moments before the afternoon session got underway, C-SPAN’s cameras picked up audio of Biden chatting casually with participants.

“It’s easy being vice president — you don’t have to do anything.”

Whomever Biden was chatting with said, “It’s like being the grandpa and not the parent.”

“Yeah, that’s it!” replied Biden.

Biden’s spokesperson later insisted to Politico that the Veep was “obviously joking,” and talked about Biden’s speeches and travels, as well as his report to Barack Obama on the first year’s successes with Porkulus. That last task would have easily fit into the President’s coffee break, and traveling and speaking don’t mean a whole lot in terms of actually governing.

The one destination mentioned, Iraq, is more a reminder of why we should be thrilled that Biden doesn’t actually do anything. If Biden had been in charge in 2006, he would have pressed to partition Iraq into three autonomous enclaves, a solution that the Iraqis refused to even consider. We’re all better off with Biden as Grampa rather than Dad.


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Biden has represented the state of Delaware for 40 years. That is because he is the only person in the state with a double digit IQ. Really low double digits, but it is Delaware and no ones counting anyway.
volsense on February 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Watch your mouth!

ya2daup on February 26, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Biden: How wonderful to have a job where I don’t do anything!

Just like most public sector jobs.

jbh45 on February 26, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Just an “Below Average Joe”

Reality Checker on February 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Biden: How wonderful to have a job where I don’t do anything!

Just wait until 2013…

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM

I thought Joe was in charge of making sure that the stimulus money was spent wisely.

thgrant on February 26, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Yes, spent clockwise, counter-clockwise, lengthwise, and otherwise!

nico on February 26, 2010 at 11:36 AM

pundits really should demand a Biden Appreciation Day.

We already have one. It’s April 1.

Emperor Norton on February 26, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Biden, as usual, speaks before he thinks.

Lunker on February 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM

True but I’m not sure he would have managed any better if it were the other way round.

Missy on February 26, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I get a real kick out of the fact that Palin has a lot more influence on the debate over policy issues than the actual VP.

But yeah, now I understand why the Dems say she’s not qualified to be VP. She’s incapable of “doing nothing”. In that regard Biden is supremely qualified.

Scrappy on February 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Boy, he said out loud what a lot of us knew. Come on, people. Palin would have been dandy as a VP.

It’s really not that big of a job.

AnninCA on February 26, 2010 at 12:07 PM

VP Richard Cheney (R)…5 draft deferments = BAD

VP Joe Biden (D)…5 draft deferments = GOOD

Orwell was right.

Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM

VP Dan Quayle (R) spells the word “potato” incorrectly = BAD

VP Joe Biden (D) tells a disabled man in a wheelchair to stand up = GOOD

Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM
Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Del, if you’re gonna itemize all of Joe’s foibles, I would suggest using a link to some web site. The sheer volumn of entries.. I mean, we don’t have that kind of badwidth dude!

44Magnum on February 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Bandwidth

44Magnum on February 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM

If the VP does nothing, then why were all the libs all wee-weed up 18 months ago about the possibility of PSarah alin becoming VP?

Does a VP that does nothing count as a job “created or saved”?

JohnBG on February 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM

You gotta have a slight Idiot accent to walk in Sheriff Joe’s shoes.

Christien on February 26, 2010 at 1:40 PM

I wonder what’s next for Vice-President NitWit….wearing a wireless mike into a men’s room?

olesparkie on February 26, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Does a VP that does nothing count as a job “created or saved”?

JohnBG on February 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM

You realize most “saved or created” jobs are gummint jobs. If they didn’t count the nothing jobs, then the total number of jobs saved or created would be seven.

misterpeasea on February 26, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Bandwidth

44Magnum on February 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM

You had it right the first time.

Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2010 at 3:42 PM

olesparkie on February 26, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Hmmm… Does he have a “wide stance”?

alohapundit on February 26, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Well. The VP doesn’t do anything. He’s supposed to take over if the President dies and breaks ties in the Senate…did I miss anything?

Rightwingguy on February 26, 2010 at 8:19 PM

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