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Monday, October 27, 2008

This is What a Vice President Looks Like

posted by on October 27 at 11:59 AM

Orlando newswoman Barbara West peppers Sen. Joe Biden with “tough questions,” Biden sasses back admirably (and with a forcefulness Obama’s had to sacrifice for the most part, lest he come off as an Angry Black Man(TM)):

Thanks for the link, Towleroad.

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repost from saturday.

Posted by max solomon | October 27, 2008 12:11 PM

Um, the Slog posted it two days ago, meaning you're probably linking to a site that saw it here and put it up afterwards -- completing the mystical Circle of Links.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 27, 2008 12:12 PM

I don't know who this newsperson is. Can anyone help out? Joe Biden answered strongly to some insane questions.

Posted by clearlyhere | October 27, 2008 12:13 PM

seriously, do the Slog writers ever actually read their own site?

Posted by stinkbug | October 27, 2008 12:13 PM

Reporters who think it's easy to do a hit job on an skilled politician are fools.

Katie Couric just asked Palin some open ended questions and let her hang herself. If you come at somebody head on with hyperbolic slanders they bat them out of the park like fastballs.

Posted by elenchos | October 27, 2008 12:15 PM

Dang it, I specifically searched back through several days of Slog posts with they keyword "Biden" and found nothing. And so I'll leave this re-post up for those like me who missed it.

Posted by David Schmader | October 27, 2008 12:16 PM


We'd rather not moderate your comments, but off-topic, gratuitously inflammatory, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate remarks may be removed, and repeat offenders may be banned from commenting. We never censor comments based on ideology. Thanks to all who add to the conversation on Slog.

Posted by bobcat | October 27, 2008 12:16 PM

@4: They do, but given their amazing slogging productivity it's notable that reposts are fairly infrequent.

Posted by raindrop | October 27, 2008 12:19 PM

did she just quote thas kapital?

ha ha ha ha.. that anchor is an idiot. he called her an idiot! i love it!

"i dont know who is writing your questions."

Posted by SeMe | October 27, 2008 12:20 PM

@7: good idea - if you're going to misspell something, why not do it 7 times in a row?!

Posted by lucky sevens | October 27, 2008 12:37 PM

Does anyone else think Senator Biden is sex on a stick?

Well, maybe 2nd base on a stick. Look at those dazzling choppers.

Posted by Ariel | October 27, 2008 12:41 PM

My conservative Facebook "friends" are madly circulating a video about Obama's "socialist" agenda. It's too retro for words. I love "Mad Men" just as much as anyone, but we've moved into the 21st century. This is the best they've got? Really? And "make the US a socialist country like... SWEDEN"-- HORRORS! This is as stupid as McCain constantly talking about the business tax rate in Ireland. Nice to hear some strong countering to those asinine "socialist" rants.

Posted by Suze | October 27, 2008 12:46 PM

Thanks for the repost (some of us don't SLOG much on weekends). Biden is Das Bomb!

Posted by DOUG. | October 27, 2008 12:47 PM

Sweden is the new Red Menace.

Please make a note of it.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 27, 2008 12:52 PM

That anchor has one of the cheapest looking facelifts I have seen in a long time.

Posted by inkweary | October 27, 2008 1:14 PM

shouldn't that be "news" woman?

Posted by michael strangeways | October 27, 2008 1:27 PM

@2 for the mystical win.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 27, 2008 1:31 PM

Ahh, the fragrance of Flyover Country rotting away.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 27, 2008 1:53 PM

LOL at all the conservative apologists who have suddenly blossomed out in quotes from "Das Kapital". As if they'd actually read it, and not gotten their chapter and verse from an RNC handout! If they HAD read Marx, they might find themselves agreeing with his theories.

Posted by --MC | October 27, 2008 2:55 PM
Posted by Free Lunch | October 27, 2008 5:12 PM

"Is this a joke?"

The best possible answer to one of the stupidest questions in the history of man.

Posted by Mike in MO | October 27, 2008 5:12 PM

Here's the permalink to the previous post of the video...several more interesting comments, including the interviewer's name (Barbara West) & the ABC Florida affiliate that aired the interview (WFTV-Orlando)...

If you google "Barbara West", you'll find many stories about the firestorm this has created.

Posted by blackhook | October 28, 2008 1:25 AM

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