Fw: Coulter on Biden

> by Ann Coulter
> October 1, 2008
> While Gov. Sarah Palin is being grilled on her position on mark-to-
> market
> accounting rules, the press can't bother to ask Joe Biden if he
> could give
> us a ballpark estimate on when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president
> -- or
> maybe take a stab at guessing the decade when televisions were first
> available to the public.
> Being interviewed by Katie Couric on the "CBS Evening News," Biden
> said:
> "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the
> television
> and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He
> said,
> 'Look, here's what happened.'"
> For those of you who aren't hard-core history buffs, Biden not only
> named
> the wrong president during the 1929 stock market crash, he also
> claimed a
> president who wasn't president during the stock market crash went on
> TV
> before Americans had TVs.
> Other than that, the statement holds up pretty well. At least Biden
> managed
> to avoid mentioning any "clean" Negroes he had met.
> Couric was nearly moved to tears by the brilliance of Biden's brain-
> damaged
> remark. She was especially intrigued by Biden's claim that FDR had
> said the
> new iPhone was the bomb!
> Here is Couric's full response to Biden's bizarre outburst about FDR
> (a)
> being president and (b) going on TV in 1929: "Relating to the fears
> of the
> average American is one of Biden's strong suits."
> But when our beauteous Sarah said that John McCain was a better
> leader on
> the economy than Barack Obama, Couric relentlessly badgered her for
> evidence. "Why do you say that?" Couric demanded. "Why are they
> waiting for
> John McCain and not Barack Obama? ... Can you give us any more
> examples of
> his leading the charge for more oversight?"
> The beauteous Sarah had cited McCain's prescient warnings about
> Fannie Mae
> and Freddie Mac. But Couric, the crackerjack journalist who didn't
> know FDR
> wasn't president in 1929, demanded more examples from Palin.
> We are currently in the middle of a massive financial crisis brought
> on by
> Fannie Mae. McCain was right on Fannie Mae; Obama was wrong. That's
> not
> enough?
> Not for the affable Eva Braun of evening TV! "I'm just going to ask
> you one
> more time," Couric snipped, "not to belabor the point. Specific
> examples in
> his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?"
> This would be like responding to someone who predicted the 9/11
> attacks by
> saying: OK, you got one thing right. Not to belabor the point, but
> what
> else?
> Obama was not merely wrong on Fannie Mae: He is owned by Fannie Mae.
> Somehow Obama managed to become the second biggest all-time
> recipient of
> Fannie Mae political money after only three years in the Senate. The
> biggest beneficiary, Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, had a 30-year head
> start
> on receiving loot from Fannie Mae -- the government-backed institution
> behind our current crisis.
> How does the Democratic ticket stack up on other major issues facing
> the
> nation, say, gas prices?
> Shockingly, Sen. Joe Biden was one of only five senators to vote
> against
> the first Alaskan pipeline bill in 1973. This is like having been a
> Nazi
> sympathizer during World War II. If Sarah Palin does nothing else,
> she has
> got to tie that idiotic pipeline vote around Biden's neck.
> The Senate passed the 1973 Alaskan pipeline bill by an overwhelming
> 80-5
> vote. Only five senators voted against the pipeline on final
> passage. Sen.
> Biden is the only one who is still in the Senate -- the other four
> having
> been confined to mental institutions long ago.
> The stakes were clear: This was in the midst of the first Arab oil
> embargo.
> Liberal Democrats, such as senators Robert Byrd, Mike Mansfield, Frank
> Church and Hubert Humphrey, all voted for the pipeline.
> But Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has
> produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20
> percent of
> this nation's oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds
> of
> billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers
> to the
> nation's enemies by about the same amount.
> The only argument against the pipeline was that it would harm the
> caribou,
> an argument that was both trivial and wrong. The caribou population
> near
> the pipeline increased from 5,000 in the 1970s to 32,000 by 2002.
> It would have been bad enough to vote against the pipeline bill even
> if it
> had hurt the caribou. A sane person would still say: Our enemies
> have us in
> a vice grip. Sorry, caribou, you've got to take one for the team.
> But when
> the pipeline goes through and the caribou population sextuples in
> the next
> 20 years, you really look like a moron.
> We couldn't possibly expect Couric to ask Biden about a vote that is
> the
> equivalent of voting against the invention of the wheel. But
> couldn't she
> have come up with just one follow-up question for Biden on FDR's
> magnificent handling of the 1929 stock market crash?
> Or here's a question the public is dying to know: "If Obama wanted a
> historically delusional vice president, why not Lyndon LaRouche?" At
> least
> LaRouche didn't vote against the Alaskan pipeline.


Potato Head said...

Ann Coulter race-baiting Joe Biden: that made my week. Wonder how she managed to type that with her hood on?

(And for anyone who doesn't already know, McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis has been on the Fannie Mae payroll to the tune of millions of dollars for the past 5 years. Pot, meet racist, lying kettle.

Zeno said...

Dan Quayle locked up the "assassination insurance" meme during his four-year vice presidency. He stands alone and unchallenged as an exemplar of the empty suit.

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