Y’know how sometimes someone gives you a compliment but instead of shutting up, they keep talking and talking and it ends up sounding like an insult. That’s kind of what it feels like now that President Obama admitted it was Vice President Biden’s jump-the-gun endorsing of marriage equality that pushed him to do the same.—and Biden apologized!
In Thursday’s interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, the President said Biden “got a little bit over his skis” and spoke out of turn on Meet the Press. “Would I have preferred to have done this in my own way, in my own terms without, I think, there being a lot of notice to everybody? Sure. But all’s well that ends well.”
Thanks, Barack, way to take the air out of our rainbow balloon.
The AP is reporting that Joltin’ Joe gave a mea culpa for blabbing his mouth on the Sunday morning news show, which the President graciously accepted.
Um, this is Joe Biden we’re talking about. Running his mouth off-script is all he does—it’s his calling card!
This is the guy who called his boss “Barack America” and their opponent “President Romney.” The guy who said to wheelchair-bound state Sen. Charles Graham “Stand up, Chuck. Let ’em see ya!” Any campaign strategist worth her salt would have kept Biden in an underground bunker in North Dakota until after the election—unless she wanted this seemingly chaotic chain of events to happen.
The Obama Administration is denying it, but it’s entirely possible they sent Biden on Meet the Press just hoping he’d flap his gums on gay marriage and get the ball rolling.
Heck, they probably gave him a few shots of Jäger to loosen his tongue.