July 6, 2006


Biden Say What? (Hotline, 7/06/06)

In thanking a young Indian-American man for the support of his Indian-American group, Sen. Biden touts how Indians are the fastest growing immigrant group in Delaware and says, "You CANNOT go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts without an Indian accent."

Lucky he's not a member of the Stupid Party or he'd be known mostly for being an idiot.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 6, 2006 1:49 PM

Hugh Hewitt was right that Biden's entrance into the 2008 presidential race was going to be comedy gold.

Posted by: John at July 6, 2006 3:51 PM


'The Simpsons' could have lots of fun with a Biden character and Apu.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at July 6, 2006 5:10 PM

The issue with Biden is that you have to listen to him drone for 2 or 3 hours before he fires off a line like that. Of course, he probably would look even sillier than Kerry trying to hunt or eat a cheesesteak (and he's just a few miles south of South Philly).

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 6, 2006 7:26 PM

The Indian-American (does anyone else hate these hyphenations as much as I do) on the tape didn't seem to have a discernable accent although he did have a bewildered look on his face. Perhaps Biden could be given a special dispensation to perjure at will. It would save us all from his absurd goofs.

Odd isn't it that Slate doesn't have a running gag on Bidenisms.

Posted by: erp at July 6, 2006 7:26 PM

Maybe if I ever get to introduce Biden at a party, I could note that one can hardly peruse Biden's speeches without spotting some illuminating and brilliant passage written by...someone else.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at July 6, 2006 8:17 PM

I'm looking forward with grim anticipation to having two Bidens in statewide office after November. Matt, stop on by and I'll arrange for you to meet both halfwit bolsheviks for the price of one. After you remark on the senator's faculty for unattributed borrowing, you might ask Delaware's next attorney general how many tries it took him to pass the bar exam (answer: 3) and how long he's actually been a member of the state bar (answer: it'll be nearly four years come Election Day). But like any self-respecting Democratic candidate, he's got a plan to protect women, children (after birth) and old folks (until their usefulness to society ends) by expanding the bureaucracy in the AG's office.

Bloodsuckers of the kingdom and vipers of the commonwealth, the lot of them. Expectorations upon the name of Biden.

Posted by: Random Lawyer at July 6, 2006 11:26 PM

I'm not an admirer of Bill Biden but, at the same time, I don't fault him for saying what he did about Indians, i.e., it is quite obvious that many of them, indeed, are engaged in the types of business' that Biden referred to. So what? Does that mean he is a racist for saying what is transparently the case? If anything, he should not have apologized for his comments as it only encourages the idiocies of political correctness, the likes of which most of us have had a bellyful.

Posted by: David R at July 8, 2006 10:49 PM

Yes, he was merely hoist on the Democrats' own PC petard. He'sd a moron, not a racist.

Posted by: oj at July 9, 2006 9:18 AM