April 20, 2012
NYC Letter: Joe Biden Is An Idiot XVII -- "Legalizing Rattlesnakes"
Day 1,182 of CHOPE
There's everyday stupid. This is the preserve of snotty counter help, the DMV, and telemarketers. There's big stupid. This is reserved for brainless talking heads, idiot politicians, the Chichuachuas of the "entertainment" industry, bigots on high perches, and the can't-be-bothered-to-make-an-effort phonies. Then -- [Pause for effect.] Then there is Joe Biden.
PHOENIX April 20, 2012 (WaEx) - Vice President Joe Biden turned to a counter-productive metaphor yesterday, as he likened President Obama's policies to "legalizing rattlesnakes" in a hotel during an attempt to praise the president.
Biden was trying to praise Obama for courageous decisions. "Obama knew that some actions were going to be unpopular, such as the financial sector bailout," the pool reporter characterized Biden as saying last night. "'That would be like legalizing rattlesnakes in the lobbies of hotels in Arizona,' Biden quipped," according to the pooler.
"That's why I love this guy," he added at the Phoenix fundraiser.
When a trope goes wrong, often enough of the intent is in evidence to guess where it was meant to go. [Pause.] We have no idea where Mr. Biden was taking this. Stupid law requires an equal measure of "gutsy" stupidity? That bad policy is inherently dangerous? Mr. Obama is planning a little payback for Governor Brewer for her finger wag (and this)? Mr. Biden's trope is so completely failed all we can be sure about its intended destination is that it never arrived.
Snakebit.Posted by Damian at April 20, 2012 11:24 PM