Biden: Hey, sorry that neither Obama or I are tech geeks
posted at 11:16 am on October 31, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Joe Biden emerged from his relative seclusion these days to offer an apology for the ObamaCare debacle, but also argued that neither he nor Barack Obama know much about websites anyway. File this under Things that would have been good to know earlier:
VICE PRES. JOE BIDEN TO CNN: “We were under the impression that it was ready to go. We had the president, to his credit, almost seven weeks out was saying, ‘is it going to be ready?’ and to be told by the pros that, ‘yeah, this is all ready to go, all in line.’ Neither he or I are technology geeks and we assumed that it was up and ready to run, but the good news is that although it’s not, and we apologize for that, we’re confident that by the end of November it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register to get online.”
No one expects a chief executive to be adept at coding. We expect them to hire people who are adept at coding, rather than a company whose biggest previous project was a failed gun-registry system in Canada. We expect a chief executive to find managers and directors who can take $400 million and deliver an operational web portal on time, and to be aware of the real status of that project sometime before the executive begins to force millions of Americans into using it.