Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Idiot of the Week

As part of my continuous improvement of my blog, I will now have a weekly post entitled " Idiot(s) of the Week" or IotW. Since all of us are DMFs, this honor is truly special and it has to go to someone who hits all the right notes and is truly representative of the title. While the week isn't over yet, I already have a candidate: Joe Biden. O'Stymie has done well in choosing the chia pet from the great little state of Delaware and Joe's propensity for foot in mouth disease hasn't let us down this time. I quote: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed,"..."He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'" Dear Joe, what planet do you come from? Planet Biden must be a far, far away place where men with doll like hair follicles live. First off, no one had a TV in 1929, and if they did, there wouldn't be any programming. What makes this doubly funny, and sad at the same time is that Herbert Hoover was president at the time of the crash and FDR was governor of New York. While we have a lot of time left in the week, this is truly idiotic. 

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4 comments:

Héctor said...

I am not shure about this, but didn't FDR (as governor) deliver a speech to his constituents? And wasn't Biden reffering to that speech?
Anyway, talking about TVs in the 20s is just stupid...
Seems you americans don't have much of a choice as far as VPs goes... Not with a (foreign expert, because she is from Alaska) Sarah Palin that can't think of more examples of McCain's (long) de-regulation record...

Jim Lagnese said...

I am sure FDR made speeches as governor, but not in 1929 on TV as president. There weren't any TVs in 1929. As far as VPs go, there are plenty choices. Colin Powell, or Condoleeza Rice?

Héctor said...

Would take Powell over Rice any day...

But between Biden and Palin... I don't know, but I guess I'd pick "1929-TVs" Biden over "I know Russia, I see it from my house" Palin... Did you see the SNL sketch mocking Palin's interview? It was kind of hilarious (not as much as the actual interview, though)

Jim Lagnese said...

What most people do not realize, is that Palin was interviewed for hours and Couric selected 6 minutes to show on TV. The Palin we saw in the debate wasn't the Palin we saw on Couric. The reason for this is two fold: Couric had a lot of control over what she wanted people to see, with the debate, anything can happen, and Palin had more time to get up to snuff on things. Let me put it to you another way: imagine if a politician came up to you, or even a business owner and they offered a position that was higher than you had ever done before and you had scarcely a month to make it look like you were born for it, how would you do? If someone jumped in and made no mistakes, I would ask why aren't they doing something more than that? Most people grow into any job, including VP and President. The question to ask yourself is can this person grow into the job? I think the answer is yes for any of the candidates. What we come back to is, who do you like, agree and identify with? Obama and I are too far apart on just about everything. When I took the Obama test, we disagreed on 90% of the issues and policies. On the McCain test I disagreed with 45%. Anyway Hector, it's always nice to hear from you. Sorry about getting back to you so late. I have been busy.

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