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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Joe Biden has now become Barack Obama’s James Stockdale…..

TeresainFortWorth on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

“Let’s dance,” he said to one, named Jennifer, as she stood up right next to him.

What, no “Hi, I’m Jo Vagina!”?

Dusty on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

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mittens on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

He was last heard yelling “this is SPARTA!!!” as he gobbled up his rice pudding.

HumpBot Salvation on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 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

Bring in an empty chair. On secod thought, put a pita on that chair.

Steve Eggleston on August 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I think he would go with “Joe Manchu”.

EddieC on August 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

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

My bet is Øbama asked, and Shrillary said no. But the Øbamabots are in panic mode, and I’ll feel better after the six days are up.

Last night on MSNBC, viewers were treated to a spectacle akin to animals flinging poo in a zoo. They were unhinged. It was like Baghdad Bob had taken over. That the left is in such a meltdown is a very good sign for the GOP. — Erick at RedState

:)

petefrt on August 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Kudos to whoever wrote this report for capturing the essence of the man.

is that ‘kudos’ an intended pun?

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

He was last heard yelling “this is SPARTA!!!” as he gobbled up his rice pudding.

HumpBot Salvation on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

RoTFlM…A…o!!!!

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Obama’s first bad decision.

rubberneck on August 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I disagree – it was his best. Job security.

emz35 on August 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM

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

“Obtuse? Ooo!”

Search for “obtuse”

/For old WKRP fans. One of those classic moments of humor. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a link to it on YouTube.

AZfederalist on August 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

flashback: “Foreign policy experience”

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Boyfriend

J_Crater on August 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Can we rent Joe out? I have a kid’s party coming up and this Clown would be perfect…The Villages…LMMFBO!

Tbone McGraw on August 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

My Big Fat Greek Vice President?

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Joe Biden has now become Barack Obama’s James Stockdale…..

TeresainFortWorth on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Or Andy Taylor’s Barney Fife.

Animal60 on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

a deep shaft of comedy gold….

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

A heartbeat away. And people thought Palin was a scary choice for VP.

ButterflyDragon on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Old and busted: We are Greece now
new and hotness: We are all Greeks now..

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM

he can see Mykonos from his house…..

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I wonder if he’s thought about the VP debate at all. I suppose an old pro like the sheriff won’t need much prep time.

a capella on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Can we rent Joe out? I have a kid’s party coming up and this Clown would be perfect…The Villages…LMMFBO!

Tbone McGraw on August 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

He’d likely muscle the children out of the way to be first for his ‘fair share’ of the cake, then come back for seconds.

Liam on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

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

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

You’re giving me a ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’ flashback.

trigon on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Gravitas./

byepartisan on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Joe Biden has now become Barack Obama’s James Stockdale…..

TeresainFortWorth on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Easy on war hero Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale

http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/s/s118.htm

Texyank on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Rice pudding? That baclava must pull his dentures loose.

AubieJon on August 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

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Βλέπω τι έκανες εκεί

Ahh memories of Greek School in Chicago.
Pass the moussaka!

ChicagoBlues on August 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Greasy.

SouthernGent on August 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

“So, Joe Biden walks up to a table of…

de rigueur on August 31, 2012 at 3:23 PM

/For old WKRP fans. One of those classic moments of humor. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a link to it on YouTube.

AZfederalist on August 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I always thought that Bailey was a doll.

I have a soft spot for WKRP. I watched it, back in my college days. So the re-runs remind me of good times.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 31, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Wow. When’s he getting that brain scan?

cynccook on August 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

hoosierma on August 31, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Biden: I’m Lt. Frank Drebin, Police Squad! And don’t ever let me catch you guys in America!

HHW on August 31, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Wow, this line-up sounds like a train wreck…

http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-tawdry-line-up-for-the-democrat-convention-in-charlotte/

YIKES!

UnderstandingisPower on August 31, 2012 at 3:27 PM

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mittens on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

You just have to listen to Google Translate say both the Greek and the English translations…priceless!

OccamsRazor on August 31, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Stand up Chuck…

Valiant on August 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Our Vice President negotiating with Iran:

“My friends call me Joe Bidinejad.”

hepcat on August 31, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Iowahawk should revisit The Idiossey, this time for Bidenopoulos.

/

Christien on August 31, 2012 at 3:30 PM

“The drunken uncle at Christmas!!” Seal team 6 hits another bullseye!!

Deano1952 on August 31, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Greeks to Bidenopoulos, “Get lost pal we’re broke.

antipc on August 31, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Biden: I’m Lt. Frank Drebin, Police Squad! And don’t ever let me catch you guys in America!

HHW on August 31, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Lolz!!

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:34 PM

What did Clint say? Biden’s a grin with a body behind it?!

HA!!!!!!!!!

Oink on August 31, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Thinking of recording the Dem convention. I get the feeling that I will always be able to play it when a belly laugh is needed. This is going to be a hoot.

katy the mean old lady on August 31, 2012 at 3:34 PM

He then sat down and started speaking to her quietly, presumably about nurses.

is it true that they have these nude beaches in Greece and the girls don’t shave their armpits???

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:35 PM

and what the zeus has rice pudding to do with greeks specifically? it’s one of those near universal dishes.

baklava and other honey/ filo desserts and perserved fruit in really heavy syrup( ‘spoon sweet’) followed by a shot of sparkling water- that’s greek.

joe must have hit the ouzo too hard-it does lead to wild hallucinations.

mittens on August 31, 2012 at 3:35 PM

You’re giving me a ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’ flashback.

trigon on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Hun Wel?

Steve Eggleston on August 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM

“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.

heh…..presumably laughing their asses off.

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:39 PM

“Listen, I’m sure I have a higher iotaiota… dammit, how do you spell “Q” in Greek??”

KGB on August 31, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Joe FootInTheMouthIdiot.

2nd in command of the United States….
Vote him out.

albill on August 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I’m Joe Bidenopoulos. Meet my boss, invisible Obama, aka Mr. Snuffleupagus.

redzap on August 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM

a deep shaft of comedy gold….

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I do believe that’s racist…

/s (hopefully this wasn’t actually needed)

MobileVideoEngineer on August 31, 2012 at 3:43 PM

You just have to listen to Google Translate say both the Greek and the English translations…priceless!

OccamsRazor

snort!i just want to make up all sorts of wild crap to get the scary crazy robot lady to say it.

when i used to go drinking with greek friends in a band they would force you to learn greek toasts.. most of which were about macedonia being greek forever and my favorite :

από τη φτώχεια!

mittens on August 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Somewhere at ToHo Corporation, someone is seeing this and has found the germ of a new movie………….

Godzilla VS Bidenopolous!!!!

pilamaye on August 31, 2012 at 3:45 PM

There was a Rabi, Preacher, Iman and a Priest walking down the street with Joe Biden. All of a sudden Joe saw a bar and stepped into it. The other four ducked to avoid it.

HHW on August 31, 2012 at 3:46 PM

He was last heard yelling “this is SPARTA!!!” as he gobbled up his rice pudding.

HumpBot Salvation on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

As long as he didn’t reference Trojans…

Laura in Maryland on August 31, 2012 at 3:46 PM

One valuable thing that Biden adds…when Obama loses he will blame Biden.

right2bright on August 31, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I’m honestly going to miss this guy.

hoosiermama on August 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

As long as he didn’t reference Trojans…

Laura in Maryland on August 31, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Sponsor of the balloon drop at the DNC.

Steve Eggleston on August 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

We should really keep Biden around the White House indefinitely as the official court jester…complete with bangly hat w/bells and a colorful outfit, pointy shoes, and a miniature Joe Biden head on a stick.

JetBoy on August 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM

We should really keep Biden around the White House indefinitely as the official court jester…complete with bangly hat w/bells and a colorful outfit, pointy shoes, and a miniature Joe Biden head on a stick.

JetBoy on August 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM

More wasted tax dollars? It would be more cost-effective to simply use all the videos of him in action.

Liam on August 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

does Joe Biden have to eat his rice pudding like Ruprecht the monkey boy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? With a cork on his fork…?

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Stand up Chuck…

Valiant on August 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

classic Joe

burserker on August 31, 2012 at 4:03 PM

i want the ryan-bidenopoulos debate. now. it will be so wonderful to watch…

Sachiko on August 31, 2012 at 4:04 PM

You’re giving me a ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’ flashback.

trigon on August 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Hun Wel?

Steve Eggleston on August 31, 2012 at 3:36 PM

And Mr. Enormous G——s.

Those long ago college days.

talkingpoints on August 31, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Joe Biden has now become Barack Obama’s James Stockdale…..
TeresainFortWorth on August 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Biden could not carry Vice Admiral Stockdale’s jock strap.

Medal of Honor
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Silver Star (4)
Legion of Merit with Combat “V”
Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
Bronze Star (2) with Combat “V”
Air Medal
Purple Heart (2)
Prisoner of War Medal

Dingbat63 on August 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

ρόπαλο σκατά τρελή

Βλέπω τι έκανες εκεί

Ahh memories of Greek School in Chicago.
Pass the moussaka!

ChicagoBlues on August 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

ROFLMGreekAO!

RedMindBlueState on August 31, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Sponsor of the balloon drop at the DNC.

Steve Eggleston on August 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

LOL!

Laura in Maryland on August 31, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Φυσικά όλοι ξέρουμε ότι Biden είναι ο διάνοια του δημοκρατικού κόμματος.
Είδος ενός χαμόγελου με ένα σώμα πίσω από το.

J_Crater on August 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

He was last heard yelling “this is SPARTA!!!” as he gobbled up his rice pudding.

HumpBot Salvation on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

LOL LOL lol

magone on August 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party.
Kind of a grin with a body behind it.

J_Crater on August 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

He was last heard yelling “this is SPARTA!!!” as he gobbled up his rice pudding.

HumpBot Salvation on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

LOLz. +100

SparkPlug on August 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Channeling Clint

Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party… Just kind of a grin with a body behind it.

bayview on August 31, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Ideology aside, if you think Biden is fit to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, I don’t think that you should be trusted around sharp objects.

Physics Geek on August 31, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I disagree – it was his best. Job security.

emz35 on August 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hilary was his only other real choice, and anyone choosing Hilary as their Vice President has a death wish.

Bouncing Beatnik on August 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM

What if he went up to a table of black women and said, “Hello, I’m Vagina Johnson”?

The Rogue Tomato on August 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

It would be more cost-effective to simply use all the videos of him in action.

Liam on August 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

…it’s going to be advertised on TV by November…just send in money orders or your charge card number for $7.95 plus $7.95 for S&H…and get a second tape free!

KOOLAID2 on August 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Wait?!? And the Dems are squealing that we let poor old addled Clint Eastwood out on stage? Seriously, they’re going to let Sheriff Joe speak at their convention??? His handlers better make sure they get him back on his meds before then….

powerpickle on August 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

A heartbeat away. And people thought Palin was a scary choice for VP.

ButterflyDragon on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 PM

It’s not like those who voted for Obama are weighing competency in the balance.

Miller and Eastwood both laid more wood on Biden in the last three days than all the late night comedians combined have in four years.

TexasDan on August 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

…it’s going to be advertised on TV by November…just send in money orders or your charge card number for $7.95 plus $7.95 for S&H…and get a second tape free!

KOOLAID2 on August 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

“Just pay the extra shipping and handling!” *L*

I’ll wait till it’s all on youtube and watch for free.

Liberals are a dime a dozen, plus tax. Even at that, they’re overpriced.

Liam on August 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

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mittens on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

What he said!

Dunedainn on August 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Boyfriend

J_Crater on August 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Love it.

theCork on August 31, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Hilary was his only other real choice, and anyone choosing Hilary as their Vice President has a death wish.

Bouncing Beatnik on August 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I thought of that at the time. She’s got this Lucrezia Borgia vibe going.

theCork on August 31, 2012 at 5:01 PM

This Biden-Ryan debate is going to resemble less a vitally important discussion of policy than a celebrity roast hosted by Don Rickles.

Of course, Biden will be the guest of honor.

“Stand up, Chuck….”

BobMbx on August 31, 2012 at 5:02 PM

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

That’s dead. Palin killed it by suggesting it as the only way they can win and Ryan buried it by being selected as VP as now they’ll show weakness and fear.

Biden it is!

kim roy on August 31, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Thank God Clint Eastwood isn’t the Vice President! /sarc

OxyCon on August 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The VP debate will be all foreign-policy questions from the MSM moderators, lest they expose this fool completely. They won’t let this happen.

goflyers on August 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Michael Dukakis was not amused.

After Bidenopoulos sat down with the nurses, they promptly bought a one-way ticket to the island of Lesbos.

After which Biden told the Greek men they would feel right at home in America’s economy.

Greece is the word, is the word, is the word…

Steve Z on August 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Eastwood nailed the Joe Biden joke. Nailed it. The intellectual wing of the Democrat Party.

Portia46 on August 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

ρόπαλο σκατά τρελή

Βλέπω τι έκανες εκεί

Ahh memories of Greek School in Chicago.
Pass the moussaka!

ChicagoBlues on August 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

What’s wrong with saganaki :) Opa. :)

jimver on August 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Eastwood nailed the Joe Biden joke. Nailed it. The intellectual wing of the Democrat Party.

Portia46 on August 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The body behind the grin :) priceless…

jimver on August 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Nobody can touch the retail politics of Joe i’m-an-idiot Bidenopoulos.

conservative pilgrim on August 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM

It gets better….

At 2:30, Biden stopped at Antone’s Italian Grill, a slightly swankier-than-average, food booth. “I just ate lunch,” Biden said before considering the options on the menu and then asking the staff for their recommendation. They suggested the $6 fried cheese — balls of fried cheese, with tomato sauce and pasta. “This is a meal,” he said, after being handed the plate. “Holy mackerel.” He handed over a $20 bill and didn’t ask for any change. “Good recommendation, man,” he said after tasting the dish.

Biden posed for a few photos with the food in hand, before passing it off to an aide. He kept on greeting fairgoers, including a little boy with a dark blonde buzz cut. “I used to have hair like that. Look what happened,” he said.

One woman, who the pool later identified as Bev Kalmer, of Poland, Ohio, told the VP: “Welcome to Ohio.” His response: “I’ve been waitin’ all day to be here.”

She said “You gotta keep the chair” to him — a reference to Clint Eastwood’s speech last night at the RNC – and he gave her a kiss right on the lips. She swooned. Asked if she wants Biden to run for president in 2016, she told the pool: “I don’t know. We’ve got to keep the chair.” She paused. “You got that? The invisible chair.”

ted c on August 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM

On the surface Biden appears to be the stupidest man who ever lived but looks and actions are deceiving. While we concentrate on the stupidity, Biden is stealing us blind. Just read Michele Malkin’s ‘Culture of Corruption’where Biden and his sons, Beau and Hunter have their crooked fingers in nearly every pie in the country. Actually Biden has no religion and no political beliefs-just faux stupidity as a smokescreen for graft and corruption.

MaiDee on August 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Joe Fullacrapolis

Giuseppe Bidenelli
Iosif Ivanovich Bidenov
Jo Bidenne

spiritof61 on August 31, 2012 at 6:36 PM

burrata on August 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Heh, Good one. Glad I did a search; I was gonna say something very similar.

LegendHasIt on August 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Flapping gums Joe will quote the Greek philosopher Gorgias at the Convention to explain Obama’s administration and its accomplishments:

Nothing exists.
Even if something exists, nothing can be known about it.
And even if something can be known about it, knowledge about
it cannot be communicated to others.
And finally, even if it could be communicated, it cannot be
understood.

Next Joe Snuffleupagus!

profitsbeard on August 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

In the VP debate with Ryan, he will introduce himself as JoJo Felononiuos BidenRacistMurderer

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Rice pudding? Really?

RebeccaH on August 31, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Was he ordering some more columns for the convention?

faraway on August 31, 2012 at 7:44 PM

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