Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Biden starts (and destroys) campaign in one day!

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) officially kicked off his campaign today. However, it looks like he may have ended it today, too. From the New York Observer:
Senator Joseph Biden doesn’t think highly of the Iraq policies of some of the other Democrats who are running for President.

To hear him tell it, Hillary Clinton’s position is calibrated, confusing and “a very bad idea.” John Edwards doesn’t know what he’s talking about and is pushing a recipe for Armageddon in the Middle East. Barack Obama is offering charming but insubstantial fluff. And all of them are playing politics.
Mr. Biden is equally skeptical—albeit in a slightly more backhanded way—about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
The...what?? The "first" mainstream black guy who's smart and articulate and clean? Holy shizit, does anyone have any freakin' doubts as to how the MSM would have ravaged the plagiarist from Delaware had he been a Republican?

This story is in the New York Observer. As of this morning (and of course, that could change later on), most other MSM outlets are quieter than Monica Lewinsky in her presidential kneepads under the Oval Office desk. Were Biden a Republican, he'd already be "fried, died, and laid to the side", would he not? However, we can look at the MSM's failure to immediately report on this as further evidence of their leftist bias.

UPDATE (1/31/2007 - 4:35 p.m.): ABC News is finally reporting on it...and predictably blaming the evil "conservatives" for the fallout. Yeah, I'm sure Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh beamed the thoughts into Biden's brain. Then again, since he's already a known plagiarist, Biden could always say he was simply parroting someone else's words without proper attribution, right?

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