December 04, 2006

Couldn't he have just said we're the home of tax-free shopping?

Joe Biden continues to embarrass his home state (h/t Taranto):

The senator then pounced on a member’s announcement that the club would hold its annual Christmas party at the state Department of Archives and History where members could view the original copy of the state’s Articles of Secession.

Biden asked, “Where else could I go to a Rotary Club where (for a) Christmas party the highlight is looking at the Articles?”

Biden was on a roll.

Delaware, he noted, was a “slave state that fought beside the North. That’s only because we couldn’t figure out how to get to the South. There were a couple of states in the way.”

'Cause, you know, Delawareans not only wear the stain of slavery but are also dumb as blue rocks, the latter explaining why the First State continues to re-elect Joe, and recently installed his under-qualified son as Attorney General. I think the reason Joe keeps reminding us about our slave past is to explain why the Bidens have been visited upon us: we're being punished.

Taranto asks, "Will this provoke a firestorm the way Trent Lott's comments did four years ago?" Given Joe's political affiliation and the fact that nothing came of it when he first started this routine over the summer, the answer is quite obviously, "No." I can't get too upset, though. There are so many nails in the coffin of Joe Biden's presidential (or Secretary of State) dreams that any more would just be redundant.

Posted by JakeM at December 4, 2006 09:32 PM | TrackBack

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Gee, I always thought Delaware had stayed neutral in the Civil War, so as to collect toll revenues from both sides as they marched up and down I-95.

Posted by: G Rex at December 5, 2006 02:24 PM

...and so the DuPonts could sell gunpowder to both sides. Almost forgot that one.

Posted by: G Rex at December 5, 2006 02:28 PM

Joe Biden's high school history teacher made him memorize two things about Delaware: 1) it was a slave state, and 2) they fought on the union side in the Civil War. Now Joe likes to show everyone how much he knows!

Posted by: Miriam at December 5, 2006 10:07 PM

No, Miriam, Joe remembers because that was the first year he was elected to the Senate.

Posted by: Duffy at December 6, 2006 08:58 AM

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