The gaffetastic gift that keeps on giving.
In trying times, we can always count on Bozo the Vice President to provide some welcome comic relief. Joe Biden was The Newshour on PBS last night in full swagger — threatening to personally ride into any town or locality that wastes porkulus money. Reader Robert watched it and e-mails: “[T]hey broadcast a snippet of Biden in full Barney Fife mode warning cities and towns across America that if he found out about them wasting crapulus money on stupid things (as of course only he and the RAT board will define), he would personally come to their town and let them know what’s what. I only caught a minute of it but it was hilarious.”
Here’s the audio clip of Biden’s remarks. It’s comedy gold about 16 seconds into the clip when the audience laughs at him while asserting “I’m serious, guys. I’m serious.”
JIM LEHRER: Vice President Biden had a new warning for city and county officials today: spend the federal stimulus money wisely. The officials were in Washington for a day of schooling on the $787 billion program. Biden urged them not to use it for things like swimming pools, tennis courts, or golf courses.
JOSEPH BIDEN, Vice President of the United States: Because of the rules, the president and I can’t stop you from doing some things, but I’ll show up in your city and say, “This was a stupid idea.”
You think I’m kidding? This is the only part the president was right about: Don’t mess with Joe, because I mean it. I’m serious, guys. I’m serious. I’m absolutely serious.
Ok, watch out, Pawtucket, RI. Alert the Sheriff! You are spending $500,000 in stimulus funding on a skate park, tennis courts, and basketball courts.
Joe Biden is comin’ after ya.