Rudy Giuliani on Biden: “This guy just isn’t bright”
posted at 3:21 pm on August 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen
Woah there, Giuliani — tell us how you really feel!
The former GOP presidential hopeful had harsh words for Biden in the wake of a statement the vice president made yesterday, when Biden told a Virginia audience with a large African American presence that Republicans and Wall Street will “put y’all back in chains.”
“I think if it came from somebody serious, maybe we’d get all excited about it,” Giuliani said on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, dismissing Biden. “But I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, I’ve never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. …There’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it.”
“I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.”
Well, we were all thinking it — but abandoning the standard pretense for having ‘nothing but respect’ for one’s political fellows and foes, Giuliani was straightforward enough to just come out and say it. Even besides Biden’s egregious “chains” comments yesterday, Biden has made a couple of facepalm-worthy mini-gaffes… just today. Everybody misspeaks sometimes, but…
We can lead the 20th century?