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The Delaware Blarney Stone

Great lines from a good piece:

Then there’s the Senator’s astonishing claim that Mr. Obama “did not say he’d sit down with Ahmadinejad” without preconditions. Yet Mr. Biden himself criticized Mr. Obama on this point in 2007 at the National Press Club: “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.”

… Closer to home, the Delaware blarney stone also invited Americans to join him at “Katie’s restaurant” in Wilmington to witness middle-class struggles. Just one problem: Katie’s closed in the 1980s.

So at what point do Biden’s shenanigans reach the sort of critical mass that they become a story in the dinosaur media? Governor Palin fumbles a little and there are cries of “Oh, the humanity!” Joe Biden makes up nonsense about his helicopter being “forced down” in Afghanistan or, inexplicably, about his wife and child being killed by a drunk driver, and it’s ho-hum in TV-land.

But if you’re going to deny that Obama said what he said, an imaginary restaurant is the place to do it. There’s an old joke that neurotics build castles in the sky while psychotics live in them. Joe Biden represents them in the Senate, apparently.

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