6. What Joe Biden “Meant to Say” About Swine Flu

If protecting the White House from the press is like being a minesweeper, then protecting Joe Biden is like being that crazy guy from The Hurt Locker; there are just too many gaffes to defuse. That said: on April 30th, Gibbs attempted to spin Biden’s infamous “closed container” remarks on swine flu into a handy health advisory. Jake Tapper called him out for not saying anything “remotely close to what [Biden] said.” Gibbs’s response? “I understand what he said, and I’m telling you what he meant to say.”