Biden to table of Greek men: “I’m Joe Bidenopoulos”

posted at 2:41 pm on August 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

There are two categories of Biden idiocies, the ones that are genuinely offensive (“They gon’ put y’all back in chains”) and the ones that aren’t really offensive but would certainly be treated that way if he was a Republican. This one is a category two, I think, although admittedly the line is fine. If he went up to a table of Italian men and called himself “Joe Bidini,” that’s probably okay. If he went up to a table of Jewish men and called himself “Joe Bidenstein,” a little dodgier. If he went up to a table of Chinese men and called himself “Joe Wang,” he’d be in trouble even though, let’s face it, a lot of people would giggle.

I like to imagine him saying this in that funny Indian accent he sometimes uses:

Approaching a table of men he knew to be Greek, the VP said, “I’m Joe Bidenopoulos.”

“Ask George,” he said – unclear who George was, maybe someone at the table –“who’s the most Greek Irishman he’s ever known.” Sounded like Biden was suggesting he is.

He moved on to a table of three women, sitting down briefly, before moving on to one where two women were sitting.

“Let’s dance,” he said to one, named Jennifer, as she stood up right next to him. They posed for a photo before he turned to her tablemate, who was wearing scrubs, and asked, ‘Are you a nurse?” He then sat down and started speaking to her quietly, presumably about nurses.

Then, he posed with a group of restaurant staff and owners, and was talking about Greek food and rice pudding.

“Can I get some rice pudding to go?” he asked, just before the pool was ushered out at 1:05 p.m. Now holding in van.

Not sure how the pool reporter knew that Biden knew the men at the table were Greek. The story’s actually a lot funnier if you assume that he didn’t. But oh well. Kudos to whoever wrote this report for capturing the essence of the man. The “rice pudding” line really tops off his stream-of-consciousness doofishness perfectly.

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.


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Even at that I think Obama is even dumber than Biden.

wildcat72 on August 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Obama’s first bad decision.

rubberneck on August 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

As an American of Italian descent I am praying he doesn’t decide to have pizza next.

Rocks on August 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

“Ask George,” he said – unclear who George was, maybe someone at the table –“who’s the most Greek Irishman he’s ever known.” Sounded like Biden was suggesting he is.

Obviously George Stephanopoulos.

steebo77 on August 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Wow. When’s he getting that brain scan?

cynccook on August 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Good thing Biden didn’t say anything racist or offensive like “Chicago” or talk about American exceptionalism.

gwelf on August 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

When Obama talks to Greeks he says “I’m Zeus.”

Mark1971 on August 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

This one is a category two, I think

AP’s choice of words here was rather callous. I bet he enjoys partying while black people drown.

steebo77 on August 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

At some point it’s easier for me just to keep my palm on my face rather than having to keep putting it there over and over again.

Meric1837 on August 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I love that Hillary left the country.

Condi sits next to Mitt. Hillary leaves the country.

Gawd, I’m soooo hoping Bill does a Christie and turns the keynote into a VH1 “remember how awesome the 90′s were” ramble.

budfox on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The intellect of the Democratic Party, ladies and gentlemen.

Doughboy on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Someone should ask him to spell his name in Greek. I bet he can’t.

Waggoner on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

So if their was a table full of Neo-Nazis would he be Joe Bitler?

Varchild on August 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

Shhhh…. I’m Hoping this won’t Change.

Looking Forward to it, I’d say

Chip on August 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Joey Corleone would work. :)

Blake on August 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

My Big Stupid Fat Greek VP

mwbri on August 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Oompah……………Loompah!

pilamaye on August 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

He’s got a case of Retardopoulos

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Joe Wang,

he’s a composite vice president…..

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

“Ask George,” he said – unclear who George was, maybe someone at the table –“who’s the most Greek Irishman he’s ever known.” Sounded like Biden was suggesting he is.

The bad thing is, in all likelihood, no one at that table was named “George.” I’m surprised he didn’t introduce himself as Neil Bidenopoulos.

change is for suckers on August 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

If you factor in entertainment value, there is a powerful case to be made for a Biden presidency.

EddieC on August 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

yeah, but Clint Eastwood did a moderately weird skit last night, guys. Lets not lose focus here.

stldave on August 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

he’s a composite vice president…..

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM

It’s time to ditch Joe and get Julia in as VP

MeatHeadinCA on August 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Let’s stipulate that Biden is an idiot and sometimes seems out of it.

This line is, so far as I am concerned fina and a little cute. It is the kind of thing a politicin who actually likes being around people (unlike Pres. Obama) can do. For all his faults, Biden seems to genuinely like being around people and because he gets casual and loosey-goosey he says this kind of thing. I say fine…let it be.

Blaise on August 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Give Joe a break. He saw Ryan’s speech and is dumping in his drawers just thinking about having to debate him.

Dingbat63 on August 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM

“I have to tell you guys…that part where the arrows were darkening the sun was pretty cool.”

-Jumpin’ Joe

Bishop on August 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM

He’s no CLint Eastwoodl

tommyhawk on August 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Hey, media, you were saying something about bizarre mutterings from old people…

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Joe Biden really is the Jerry Lewis of American politics.

cynccook on August 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Don’t be unkind.

Joe probably does think he’s Joe Bidenopoulos.

Hopefully, George Stephanopoulos will interview Joe this weekend and sort it out.

Cody1991 on August 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

OUT: Anthropogenic Global Warming

IN: Electoral College

BobMbx on August 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

What a malaka.

HumpBot Salvation on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Someone should ask him to spell his name in Greek. I bet he can’t.

Waggoner on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Beta, Iota, Gamma, space, Iota, Delta, Iota, Omega, Tau.

teke184 on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Someone should ask him to spell his name in Greek. I bet he can’t.

Waggoner on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Princeofdebt

Steve Eggleston on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Anyone here old enough to have the paperback of “Fear And Loathing: On The Campaign Trail” by Hunter S. Thompson? It includes a classic photo of Hubert Humphrey speaking to a crowd of men wearing yarmulkes with the caption “I was a Jew once myself!”

Too bad old Hunter S. is gone. God only knows what he would have done with Crazy Joe.

rockmom on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I am beginning to think that Old Joe really has lost his mind (seriously).

I hope Paul Ryan uses a little trickeration to get Biden to say a few stupid things in the debate.

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Wow

Too cute
-lsm

cmsinaz on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

The debate can’t get here fast enough.

sherry on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

FACT CHECK: The Vice President claims his name is “Joe Bidenopoulos.” Mostly Senile.

FusDoRah on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

before he turned to her tablemate, who was wearing scrubs, and asked, ‘Are you a nurse?”

Why a nurse? Why not a doctor? Maybe she’s a brain surgeon. Why does Joe Biden automatically assume that because she’s female, that she’s a nurse.

When will this Democrat War on Women end?

rbj on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

What was it Clint said?

A smile attached to a body?

I can’t wait for the VP debate just for the sheer comedic value. Biden will probably soil himself on live TV.

Einstein vs. Rain Man.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I love Biden.

John_Locke on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I’m surprised Biden didn’t walk up to the table of women and introduce himself: “Hi, I’m Nora Biden. I’m the biggest pussy around. Ask my wife.”

jaime on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

No way. Obama needs Biden to appear Einsteinian.

Hillary and Bill will vote for Romney. They hate Obama’s innards.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

“Let’s dance,” he said to one, named Jennifer, as she stood up right next to him. They posed for a photo before he turned to her tablemate, who was wearing scrubs, and asked, ‘Are you a nurse?” He then sat down and started speaking to her quietly, presumably about nurses.

hot mic:
“A buddy of mine, back in Scranton–love the damn place, well, this buddy of mine is a plastic surgeon—he told me all about it, does everything, facelifts, hairplugs–NTTIAWWT, but, what he was telling me is that he specializes in boob jobs. He says to me, “Joe,” cuz that’s what he calls me back in Scranton, “Joe, you know that before every boob job I do, the first thing that must be done is that you gotta numb ‘em up……” then (mimics sucking motion) he “num num numss” ‘em up!’

try the veal, folks!!

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Too bad old Hunter S. is gone. God only knows what he would have done with Crazy Joe.

rockmom on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I think the closest we could get would be Warren Ellis channeling his creation “Spider Jerusalem”, which is pretty much a cyberpunk version of Thompson.

teke184 on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I really think dear joe says things like this to get press time? If not, he is in need of a major brain scan to see if the thing is doing OK?

IMO, bho is only keeping dear joe till he is elected? Then dear joe has a need to spend time with family, medical issues, or bho gives him the boot to appoint someone else he wants?
L

letget on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Someone should ask him to spell his name in Greek. I bet he can’t.

Waggoner on August 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Delta … Iota … Chi … Kappa.

[with an idea nod to teke184]

OhEssYouCowboys on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

…and they call the rightists “bigots”.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Joe Bidenopoulos – DNC Mystery Speaker.

AubieJon on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Empty Chair/Bidenopolous 2012

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I’m betting he calls in sick to the VP debate…

PatriotRider on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

At some point it’s easier for me just to keep my palm on my face rather than having to keep putting it there over and over again.

Meric1837 on August 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Less bruising that way as well.

AZfederalist on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

Shhhh…. I’m Hoping this won’t Change.

Looking Forward to it, I’d say

Chip on August 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Maybe she is the mystery speaker. “I accept the nomination of my party as VP candidate…”

oldroy on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Hey, media, you were saying something about bizarre mutterings from old people…

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Bite Me is 69 and is already losing it. Imagine him in 13 years when he’s the same age as Clint.

Doughboy on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

If he went up to a table of Chinese men and called himself “Joe Wang,” he’d be in trouble even though, let’s face it, a lot of people would giggle.

I know I did.

Hill60 on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

He is Joe Bidet, to the French ladies

burrata on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Μπάιντεν

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

sherry on August 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Ryan will have dear joe so weak knee, a bowl of jello has more form? That debate would be a pay-per-view for millions being made?
L

letget on August 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I’m gonna miss Biden. If Chevy Chase wasn’t such a hopeless lib, his career coulda been reborn doing 4 years of Biden skits. “I’m Joe Biden, and, wait, these aren’t my pants!!” Oh well…

joejm65 on August 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Μπάιντεν-opolus

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

Obama last hope to win. But he’s too narcissistic to see it.

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Bravo foxtrot delta

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

He is Joe Bidet, to the French ladies

burrata on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

hehe, squirt

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I’m gonna miss Biden. If Chevy Chase wasn’t such a hopeless lib, his career coulda been reborn doing 4 years of Biden skits. “I’m Joe Biden, and, wait, these aren’t my pants!!” Oh well…

The problem with Chase isn’t his politics, it’s the fact that he’s the biggest *sshole in SNL history.

And need I remind you, this is a show that had two different multi-year runs by Al Franken, so that’s an accomplishment right there.

teke184 on August 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

In his heart, he is Greek.

“You’re telling me we’ve got to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt? The answer’s yeah, that’s what I’m telling ya.”

Hill60 on August 31, 2012 at 2:59 PM

If he went up to a table of Italian men and called himself “Joe Bidini,” that’s probably okay. If he went up to a table of Jewish men and called himself “Joe Bidenstein,” a little dodgier. If he went up to a table of Chinese men and called himself “Joe Wang,” he’d be in trouble even though, let’s face it, a lot of people would giggle.

I haven’t laughed that hard in a long, long time. xD

nicktjacob on August 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

If he went up to a table of Chinese men and called himself “Joe Wang,” he’d be in trouble even though, let’s face it, a lot of people would giggle.

More than likely he’d call himself ‘Wun Long Dong’

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Obama last hope to win. But he’s too narcissistic to see it.

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 2:58 PM

If you believe Ed Klein(author of The Amateur), Obama DID ask Hillary to be his VP and she flat out turned him down. Which tells you all you need to know about his reelection hopes.

Doughboy on August 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Opa!

Philly on August 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Oh my God, if the Dems nominate him in 2016, we will have no chance! How do you fight such charm, such folksiness, such urbaneness and such subtlety??? Im about to panic!!!

Valkyriepundit on August 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Joe Biden, the great intellect of the Democratic Party, a smile with a body behind it. — C. Eastwood 2012

petefrt on August 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Hopefully at least he’ll be back out of his cage soon since its close to an election and you just can’t keep your simple idiot out of the limelight because it would be weird, unprecedented, and suspicious.

Usually after Biden is let out into public he does this within a day or two and they put him in the basement for a few months before letting him wander loose once again.

Daikokuco on August 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Considering the level of debt Greece is at, and the population’s unwillingness to do anything about other than demand more freebies from the rest of the EU, “Joe Bidenopolous” is actually a pretty prescient statement by the vice-president.

jon1979 on August 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM

He is Joe Bidet, to the French ladies

burrata on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Love it. Great post.

I can see both him and Obamuh looking up the word – and thinking it a compliment.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM

If he went up to a table of Italian men and called himself “Joe Bidini,” that’s probably okay. If he went up to a table of Jewish men and called himself “Joe Bidenstein,” a little dodgier. If he went up to a table of Chinese men and called himself “Joe Wang,” he’d be in trouble

Speaking as an American of Italian descent (both sides)… shockingly I don’t take my ethnicity into account when I vote (the Leftists here can’t understand such independent thinking), BUT I will note that in the above it is apparently OK to generalize about Italian-Americans.

I regularly get kidded about “Uncle Guido” and supposed organized crime connections and nobody bats an eye. I work in the South and at one office meeting a colleague thought it would be cute to call me something she picked up from a friend, she called me a WOP. I was taken aback for a second, but just asked where she heard the word.

Substitute any number of other ethnic or racial slurs into that story and it would have been WWIII in the HR office… but since Italian immigrants have assimilated so successfully (Jersey Shore types excluded), we’re no longer “victims”… which is how I prefer it.

mankai on August 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Now this is a big f’n deal!

mkenorthshore on August 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Yes. Yes he is.

DarthBrooks on August 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Anti-Greek dog whistle racism code.

Akzed on August 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

In his heart, he is Greek.

“You’re telling me we’ve got to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt? The answer’s yeah, that’s what I’m telling ya.”

Hill60 on August 31, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Bravo.

de rigueur on August 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

He moved on to a table of three women, sitting down briefly, before moving on to one where two women were sitting.

hot mic;

Look, ladies, it’s like this. We’ve got these giant pink n’ rubber suits, I know what they look like, but just hear me out, we just need some sweeties to climb in those things and get out there and demand some respect and show what the Dems do for women. You don’t mind do you? Great, and you’re totally lookin’ at me like you want me, you do want me don’t you…./

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Wonder how it would have worked out if hed had gone up to some Arab men and said “I’m Joe bin al-Biden”?

Bitter Clinger on August 31, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

Not a chance. While Hillary is hardly a rocket scientist, she is smarter than Jugears. No way he would pick someone who is more accomplished than he is, hence his administration. His administrative picks are all less capable than he, which is frightening considering how incompetent he is. Jarrett is probably the only one there with a modicum of capability and that is because she is there as his handler.

AZfederalist on August 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Hehehe…I hope he hangs around for a long, long time. Loooong time.

Youngs98 on August 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

He moved on to a table of three women, sitting down briefly, before moving on to one where two women were sitting.

Bidenopolous: hey, Sweetie! You….you got a little Greek in you don’t ya?

Girl: Ummm, no…

Bidenopolous: Do you want some?

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

One heartbeat away.

Meanwhile Obozo puffs on a Marlboro and scarfs up another waffle.

KMC1 on August 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Well, I guess we can now kiss the Greek vote goodbye.

Liam on August 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

“I’m Sarah Palinberg”
“I’m Paul Ryanov”
“I’m Mitt Romneyesceau”

How retarded would any of them seem doing that?

Daikokuco on August 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Biden would be an infinitely better president than Obama.

Still lousy, but still MUCH better than Obama.

NoDonkey on August 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I’m betting he calls in sick to the VP debate…

PatriotRider on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Yup, I’m thinking they’ll weasel Joe out of it somehow. I can’t imagine they’d leave their guy open to such a humiliating drubbing on national TV.

petefrt on August 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

I’m actually still nervous about that possibility. I know she supposedly told Bambi no, but I won’t quit worrying until it is too late.

Especially since the VP debate is primarily a foreign policy debate.

They may surprise and shock us yet.

Call me eeyore. AP has definitely had an effect on me!

BacaDog on August 31, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Biden heard “We are now Greece” and heard “We are all now Greeks

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:08 PM

If he walked up to a table of gay men, would he say “Hi, I’m Joe Bi-curious”? Just askin’.

zhohlz on August 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

One heartbeat away.

Meanwhile Obozo puffs on a Marlboro and scarfs up another waffle.

KMC1 on August 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Here’s another thought for you…

Bidenopoulos is probably LESS dangerous to the country than the dog-eater.

teke184 on August 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Six days left until the liberal dream of Vice President Hillary officially dies, my friends. Tick tock.

There’s a link at Drudge that says “Hillary Clinton staying as far away from Charlotte as physically possible…” and I’m thinkin’, hey, are they planning a moon mission for this weekend? Which would be a fitting announcement to make on this day when Neil Armstrong is laid to rest.

stukinIL4now on August 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Baklavaerism!!… or something.

mankai on August 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Outside at the RNC with protestors: “I’m Joe Bigina”

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’m betting he calls in sick to the VP debate…

PatriotRider on August 31, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Yup, I’m thinking they’ll weasel Joe out of it somehow. I can’t imagine they’d leave their guy open to such a humiliating drubbing on national TV.

petefrt on August 31, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I gotta believe the moderator/network will have to skew the questions as much as possible in Bidenopoulos’ favor. They have to save face with the libs somehow.

AubieJon on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Isn’t Bidenopolous the Greek word for Boob?

Flange on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

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