In a presidential campaign full of curious quotes and copious fact checking, Vice President Joe Biden has mostly managed to fly beneath the radar. But with tonight’s VP debates, it’s time for Mr. Biden to shine.
Joe Biden is less likely to be fact checked than he is to be laughed at. Well, maybe laughed with. You see, Joe’s a swell guy, but he’s got a bit of a mouth on him. And it tends to say stuff. Stuff that nobody, not even Joe, planned for it to say. It just comes out. It’s kind of adorable, really.
After spending some time rummaging through the VP’s accidental greatest hits, like telling a man in a wheelchair to stand up, asking for “a web site’s number” or talking about the president’s “big stick”, it seemed like this is the one to beat:
"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately."
And that’s what tonight is all about. Yes, we'd love to hear Mr. Biden’s highly qualified opinions on foreign policy and tax rates, but we really want to know if Uncle Joe is going to top his assertion that he’s had sexual relations with three U.S. presidents.
Maybe he’ll name names!