Thursday, October 09, 2008

Joe Biden's Whoppers

I like Joe Biden, I always have--he seems like a likable guy. He's gregarious, sounds smart, and seems to have some measure of decency. But he's got the reputation as a man who is consumed with himself and immune to the truth. So it is no surprise that Ann Coulter has caught him in numerous lies--all from the recent Vice Presidential debate with Governor Palin.

Say what you will of Coulter, she's clearly got him nailed to the wall on these things--particularly the statement about Obama's willingness to negotiate with Iran without preconditions.

Here is an excerpt:

Biden also stoutly denied that Obama ever said he would sit down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Liberals find it hilarious that McCain can't use a computer keyboard on account of his war injuries, but Biden is apparently unaware of the Internet, because there are clips all over the Internet of Obama saying exactly that during the CNN/YouTube debate last year.

Biden might have remembered that debate since: (1) He was there, and (2) he later attacked Obama's answer, telling the National Press Club in August 2007: "Would I make a blanket commitment to meet unconditionally with the leaders of each of those countries within the first year I was elected president? Absolutely, positively, no."

And that's still not all! Obama's own Web site says: "Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions."

Yeah, I still like Biden. But I would like him more if he wasn't in the Senate, and I'd like him a whole lot more if he could deal in truth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I was watching the debate, I was thinking about how different it would be if Palin could have brought in evidence to disprove Biden's inevitable yarns regarding Obama. Apparently words don't count for much in politics, but an "Exhibit A" YouTube video could have called out Biden quite nicely. Fortunately blogs like yours are doing this. Thanks John.

Andrew R.