He Only Makes It Look Easy
Vice President Joe Biden is reported to have stated:
It’s easy being vice president — you don’t have to do anything.
In consequence, the Red Alert team assigned to contain the damage done by Biden’s regular gaffes swarmed out to say that the VP was “obviously joking” – to which the French Cowboy would say that this is exactly the problem with Biden: you really can’t tell when he’s “joking” or when he’s dead-serious. But most of the time, he’s both. He tells the embarrassing truth with a broad smile and a pat on your back like Leslie Nielson in Naked Gun.
Interestingly, we are also given a list of activities of the vice president as proof that Biden could not have been serious:
“In the last month, the vice president has, among many other things, made his fourth trip to Iraq since being elected, delivered a major speech on the administration’s non-proliferation agenda, produced a report on the Recovery Act’s first year to the president and played a key role in bringing about the president’s bi-partisan Fiscal Commission,” Carney said. “In the coming days and weeks, the vice president will deliver a first-year report from the Middle Class Task Force, which he chairs, and travel to the Middle East to meet with key leaders in the region.”
He traveled, he held a speech, he produced a report… whew, a busy man, indeed. I clearly begin to see why Sarah Palin would’ve been totally overwhelmed with the responsibilities of the vice presidency!