Biden calls two wrong numbers, leaves voicemail for stranger trying to congratulate new Boston mayor

posted at 10:01 pm on November 7, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Everyone knows about the customary congratulatory drunk dial.

First there was the wrong Marty Walsh:

Just after the Boston election results arrived Tuesday night, Martin Walsh’s cellphone rang. It was the vice president of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, offering his congratulations.

“You son of a gun, Marty!” he thundered. “You did it!”

The only problem was, it was the wrong Marty Walsh.

Biden had called the Marty Walsh who is a former aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, now head of a government relations firm…

The less-famous Marty Walsh said he thanked Biden for his kind words, but told him that he had reached the wrong Marty. He offered to help the vice president track down the right one.

He also got a call from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the lucky guy.

Then, Biden called Toni. Because why not?

Now, a HuffPost reader named Toni has come forward to say that she too got a call from Biden Tuesday night, congratulating her on becoming mayor.

The call came in a little past 10:00 p.m. She let it go to voicemail, thinking it was odd that an unknown caller from Washington, D.C., was calling at that hour. Shortly thereafter, she listened to the message:

Mr. Mayor, congratulations. Marty, this is Joe Biden. Nice to see you win and nice to see Labor win. Anything I can do to help you from the White House in terms of your needs in Boston, holler man. Congratulations. Enjoy the night.

The whole thing was bizarre, Toni admitted. HuffPost withheld her surname at her request, but it isn’t even close to Walsh. And she doesn’t live in Boston anymore.

The audio of the call is here. Hell, even I’d save that message.

Is this real life?


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Two brain damaged liberals (a redundant phrase) make the same mistake …

… is this a joke or a quiz?

PolAgnostic on November 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Is this real life?

No, it’s Government Bell – We can hear you now.

(Regular listeners to The Ed Morrissey Show ought to recognize the “sponsor”)

Steve Eggleston on November 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

And we’re supposed to trust this man with a shotgun?

Mark1971 on November 7, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I’m not sure who is dumber..Biden, Obama, or a toilet plunger?

RovesChins on November 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

One heartbeat away, holy crap that’s a scary thought.

D-fusit on November 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Little known fact: Joe’s cell phone has specially rounded edges to keep him from hurting himself.

Dusty on November 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

So much for the myth that the DNC has a super-organized operation.

Happy Nomad on November 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

He also got a call from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the lucky guy.

Does lucky guy mean poor Bast@rd.

RickB on November 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

When he finally got Marty Walsh on the phone he told him that he thought his guitar solo on Hotel California was kick ass.

Mark1971 on November 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

He phoned it in?!

The Nerve on November 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Wait a sec … I don’t believe this story. It’s either concocted or Biden’s in on the scam to scare people away from the idea of impeaching Obama.

Just do it! It won’t be any worse and might just be fun.

Dusty on November 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

What a blithering f*cking idiot.

The sacrosanct leftists who sneered at the “idiot cowboy” have no leg to stand on after giving this guy the VP nod twice.

Defenestratus on November 7, 2013 at 10:16 PM

He meant to call the Mayor of Toronto.

WhatSlushfund on November 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

The sad thing is…he’s still smarter than his boss.

GOPRanknFile on November 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Barky: “Hey Joe. I’ve really pissed people off with this ‘you can keep your plan’ thing, so it’s time to earn your pay. You go do something to remind the people–whatever they think of me–they sure as shit don’t want you in the oval office. Go on Joe, and make sure you open the door before you walk through it this time, mmmm’kay?”

ElectricPhase on November 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

They all said that if I voted for McCain back in ’08 we’d wind up with an incompetent, know-nothing moron as Vice President, and boy were they right!

Stu Gotts on November 7, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I’m not sure who is dumber..Biden, Obama, or a toilet plunger?

RovesChins on November 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

A toilet plunger has to be more intelligent. It’s cleaner, too.

The Rogue Tomato on November 7, 2013 at 10:22 PM

If you think Slow Joe confused one stranger you should have heard the reaction from the 1-900 Dial-a-Bimbo he called first…

viking01 on November 7, 2013 at 10:26 PM

It’s not nice to pick on the afflicted demented.

OldEnglish on November 7, 2013 at 10:28 PM

He got the numbers from Neil Kinnock.

mankai on November 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Two aneurysms,
two aneurysms in one
double your brain damage
double your fun.

/Ps: he really did have a double aneurysm.

SparkPlug on November 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Imagine if he were a GOPer….

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 7, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I’m not sure who is dumber..Biden, Obama, or a toilet plunger?
RovesChins on November 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Hard to guess. But we know the plunger is the only useful one of the three tools in question.

whatcat on November 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Be kind he is only about two weeks out of rehab.
The difference between Obama, Biden and a toilet plunger? When your full o S**t , a toilet plunger works for the people.

jpcpt03 on November 7, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Obama, Kerry and Biden are the three musketeers of the Administration.
God Save America !!

Sticky Wicket on November 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Joey “The Mouth” Biden isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Why do you think he was picked as VP? Health insurance for King Barack!

GarandFan on November 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Well, at least he’s placing long-distance calls on his cellphone, as opposed to his box of breath mints.

This is almost funny, right up there with his long-standing Platonic relationships with the hatrack in his office and the alternate universe inside his Underoos.

Then I remember that this blithering idiot gibbering dingbat dumbf**k is one heartbeat away from having control of the football.

To paraphrase Dean Martin in Murderers’ Row, he might aim at Teheran and hit Pittsburgh.

clear ether

eon

eon on November 7, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Biden calls two wrong numbers, leaves voicemail for stranger trying to congratulate new Boston mayor

I have never understood why HA feels the need to denigerate our leaders who only mean the best for us. After all, the VP taught gun safety, makes fun of Indians—slurpee machine kind, and just happens to make speeches from others be his.

arnold ziffel on November 7, 2013 at 10:45 PM

All my lefty friends said if I voted for McCain, I’d get a moron for a VP. Damn if they weren’t right.

Thomas More on November 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM

or a toilet plunger?

RovesChins on November 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Plunger 2016!

CurtZHP on November 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Biden just couldn’t be more awesome.

Chuck Schick on November 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Not only is this a troll-free thread, it’s TROLL PROOF.

CurtZHP on November 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

…just wait till he runs against Hillary…in their primary!

KOOLAID2 on November 7, 2013 at 10:57 PM

All my lefty friends said if I voted for McCain, I’d get a moron for a VP. Damn if they weren’t right.

Thomas More on November 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM
.

Not only is this a troll-free thread, it’s TROLL PROOF.

CurtZHP on November 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

…both…very good points!

KOOLAID2 on November 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

He meant to call the Mayor of Toronto.

WhatSlushfund on November 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Hell, he was prbably WITH the mayor of Toronto!

Mr. Grump on November 7, 2013 at 11:41 PM

“Stand up, Chuck…..aww Chuck”.

ardenenoch on November 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Damn, the link sent me to the PuffHo. Now I have to wash my laptop.

trapeze on November 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Good thing that Biden was only trying to congratulate the wrong people, and wasn’t after them with his double-barrel shotgun.

Steve Z on November 8, 2013 at 2:32 AM

One heartbeat away, holy crap that’s a scary thought.

D-fusit on November 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM

The republic can survive brain dead. Look at Wilson, post-stroke, or poor Garfield, who died slowly over 3 months after being shot.

It’s the guy with the 79 IQ who’s been told his whole life that he’s the second coming of black Einstein that’s dangerous. So, yeah, I’d take Joe a thousand times over his running mate.

Arnold Yabenson on November 8, 2013 at 3:39 AM

Does someone in charge know he’s using the phone unsupervised?

RINO in Name Only on November 8, 2013 at 4:43 AM

Barky: “Hey Joe. I’ve really pissed people off with this ‘you can keep your plan’ thing, so it’s time to earn your pay. You go do something to remind the people–whatever they think of me–they sure as shit don’t want you in the oval office. Go on Joe, and make sure you open the door before you walk through it this time, mmmm’kay?”

ElectricPhase on November 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Interesting theory.

itsnotaboutme on November 8, 2013 at 6:44 AM

It’s the guy with the 79 IQ who’s been told his whole life that he’s the second coming of black Einstein that’s dangerous. So, yeah, I’d take Joe a thousand times over his running mate.

Arnold Yabenson on November 8, 2013 at 3:39 AM

While there’s no doubt that the Narcissist-in-Chief over-estimates his own intelligence, he is intelligent.

In what I think is an excellent indicator, Obama was pretty even with Romney in their debates, even though Mitt was the second-best debater in the entire GOP field.

itsnotaboutme on November 8, 2013 at 6:51 AM

…Obama was pretty even with Romney in their debates…with a little help from his moderator friends.

itsnotaboutme on November 8, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Barack: Joe, I know you wanted to help with the Virginia Governor’s race but that was getting close and we couldn’t take the chance of you calling them Virgins or talking to anyone at a 7-11.

Joe: Come on Barack, you’ve had me cooped up for months, let me do something. Please!

Barack: Oh for God’s sake, just make a phone call to Martin Walsh in Boston and congratulate him on winnering that race.

Joe: The Boston Marathon was this month again already.

Barack: JOE!

Joe: I got this one, Chief.

smoothsailing on November 8, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Not sure winnering is even a word. Winning.

smoothsailing on November 8, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Just imagine if he wins in 2016.

“Hello? Yes. Is this the queen of Germany? What? No? What do you mean thats England. Look I don’t know who this is but I am the President and I decide what country has a queen.”

Futures looking bright guys.

Gatsu on November 8, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Gatsu on November 8, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Just wait until he gets to the “word salad” stage in public.

Conference on nuclear disarmament, 2018

Moderator; And now, the American position will be explained by President Biden.

Joe; Snoogvlorglle, vlip,vlip, BOYYYNNGGG, cadoodle VLEEBLE, SPONNGGG!!!” (Sits down, giggling, eyes unfocused and trying to rotate in opposite directions)

Moderator; Umm, yes. Thank you, Mr. President.

(Iranian delegation trying very hard not to smile en masse as they contemplate how many countries they’ll be able to take over- or nuke- while Joe sits and watches.)

Whacked is only funny when it’s the name of a humor magazine.

clear ether

eon

eon on November 8, 2013 at 7:58 AM

The media & leftist in this country (but I repeat myself) will give him a pass. I mean, it’s not like he misspelled potato or something. Now THAT would get slow Joe in some real hot water

Tar Heel Sooner on November 8, 2013 at 8:28 AM

What the heck are these guys smoking?

JetBoy on November 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Dumb as a bag of hammers.
And one heartbeat from the presidency.
Good luck sleeping soundly with THAT thought in your head.

orangemtl on November 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Heart warming to see the president hiring Americans with disabilities

R Square on November 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Outrage: Where are the people in charge of watching him? He could have tried to take a shower or eat soup and injured himself, then where would we be?

R Square on November 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM