Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on June 9, 2009
Where’s that drum… oh, here it is. Remember (quiet drum banging in background) when people thought Joe Biden was a better choice for vice president than Sarah Palin, because she/he would be “just one heartbeat away” from the presidency and he had so much experience in federal government and with public speaking and foreign diplomacy? Geez. Has Biden always been this much of a blunder head? Crazy Joe… he probably hasn’t committed 334 gaffes, as the title of this post suggests, but heck, who has time to actually keep count? Anytime he’s within five feet of a microphone, he gaffes or lies or just makes a breathtaking, remarkable mess.
If someone has a real “gaffe number” for Biden, please submit it and I’ll give you credit in my next “Gaffe Machine Report.” (Anyone have that “Internet number”? LOL… good old reliable “Gaffe-tastic” Joe). Check here, here, here, here, or here for previous Joe “Walking Gaffe Machine” humorous stuff. There’s more, but we’ll save it for next time.
Biden gaffe: New rail tunnel being built for cars?
That new tunnel? The one NJ Transit has been touting for years? That the Federal Transit Administration made a huge commitment to on Monday?
It’s for cars.
Or so Vice President Biden apparently thinks.
Biden had just finished telling reporters on a conference call Monday that federal stimulus money might have gone out slower in the past few months than some people liked because, “We don’t end up with any major glitches.”
Then The Record had a chance to ask about an environmental group’s complaint that Amtrak would not be able to use the new Hudson River tunnel – which is benefitting from a provision of the stimulus bill increasing the Federal Transit Administration’s debt limit — because it doesn’t go to Penn Station.
Biden said Amtrak was getting its share of stimulus money and more projects would be announced in a few days. Then he offered this:
“Look, this is designed, this totally new tunnel, is designed to provide for automobile traffic,” Biden said. “It’s something, as you know, up your way, that’s been in the works and people have been clamoring for for a long time.”
For the record, the tunnel is for trains, and its completion would allow for more NJ Transit trains during peak hours and “one-seat” rides into Midtown Manhattan on lines serving Bergen and Passaic counties. Currently riders on those lines must switch trains.
Biden’s office did not immediately respond to a request to clarify his comments.
They didn’t respond? Imagine that…
Priceless. We’ve come to expect “Crazy Uncle Joe” Biden to thrust his foot in his mouth every time he speaks publicly. Start packing, Joe. Where on earth will Obama send you off to THIS time for this stupid blunder? Siberia? Should be lovely in the summer…
I don’t know who is worse—Obama with his rewriting of the past or Biden with his misunderstanding of the present—man alive, Palin looks like the only lucid, responsible, intelligent person in this spendthrift, socialist, “false prophet” looney bin. (I’m leaving out McCain altogether in this post because I’ll smack him upside the head another time).
Shout out to Gov. Sarah Palin: Loved your speech in Auburn! And you were terrific on Sean Hannity’s show talking about America being responsible with spending money, especially when its money you DON’T have to spend and have to borrow it from China and other countries that don’t like America all that much. Toldja so… and most of us, unlike those dim liberal bulbs Katie Couric and Tina Fey, know that at certain locations, you CAN see Russia from Alaska.
Other Crazy Joe Biden gaffe posts:
Michelle Malkin: Another day, another Biden gaffe
Fire Andrea Mitchell!: New Joe Biden gaffe: New rail tunnel being built for CARS?
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Cracks Me Up Like a Walnut… Ambitious Biden Blog: “Joe Biden Said That?” Plus Bizarre Biden Gaffe-Blooper-Mix Video
DaTechguy’s Blog: Boy they are still afraid of her.
Hot Air: Joe doesn’t know Porkulus from a hole in the ground
FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog: Joe Biden Gaffes His Way Through Economic Stimulus Tunnel
Pirates! Man Your Women: Biden Gaffes Again…
Patterico’s Pontifications: Joe Biden Speaks
The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: Bring Out the Gimp
WyBlog: Another Joe Biden gaffe: Cars will use new NJ-NY rail tunnel?
Publius’ Forum: Vice Prez Gaffe-o-matic: Biden Praises Jersey Auto Tunnel Project… Wonders Why Rail Tracks Are In The Way
The Baughers: Goofy Joe