Skip to comments.Sorry Barack, I'm watching World Cup, says Biden
Posted on 06/11/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) An unabashed U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Barack Obama on Friday he was sorry for leaving him behind to manage the oil spill but was thrilled to be watching the World Cup.
"I am honored to be (here) representing the United States. The president is angry," Biden told a group of dignitaries at the U.S. consulate in Sandton, near Johannesburg.
Biden, who arrived in South Africa with several family members about a day ahead of the kick-off to the sports spectacle, told the group not to take the U.S. side lightly.
The United States play England in their opening Group C match on Saturday and the Irish-American Biden expects to be in attendance cheering on coach Bob Bradley's side.
"In the spirit of a genuine Irishman, we are going to beat England," Biden said.
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not so much fun and games ahead..
Vice President Joe Biden (L), US President Barack Obama (C), and Former US President Bill Clinton (R) with the US World Cup Soccer Team in May 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. Biden arrived in South Africa on Thursday where he will be attending the start of the football World Cup, a spokeswoman for the American embassy said. (AFP/File/Tim Sloan)
‘Sorry Barack’.. how’z that for a catchy nickname? Thanks Joe!
I swear, Biden is one funny VP. He knows what his job is, and how much clout he has, so he looks to be enjoying his gig. Cheney on the other hand, was all business. I guess it further shows the difference between the adults and the children.
Joe is so full of himself. What an idiot. These are the guys representing the United States.
“the start of the football World Cup”
THAT...er...game...is NOT, I repeat NOT, “FOOTBALL”! The NFL should sue their pants off;)
Must be nice to just jump in a government plane, with Secret Service for protection and acting as a concierge for your travel plans, and go where you want. That is what Obama and Biden seem to think their job is. No work, just play at taxpayer expense.
Grrrr. He’s angry. Grrrr.
That is leadership.
I recall the days of Pearl Harbor when FDR came out and said. “I am angry. Who’s ass do I need to kick?”
Then years later, Reagan said to Gorby, “Grrrr. I am angry about this Cold War. Who’s ass do I need to kick”.
Nine years ago, President Bush stood on that mound of rubble with his bullhorn and said, “Man, these terrorists make me so darn angry. Who’s ass do I need to kick”
Moments in great leadership.
Hell, if I wasn’t being allowed to do anything, I’d go do something else too. Crazy Joe’s got it easy. Free home, big paycheck, secret security detail, huge staff, and no responsibility.
Donna Bryson, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG It should have been a moment of triumph Nelson Mandela, basking in the cheers as Africa's first World Cup opened.
Instead, South Africa's beloved anti-apartheid icon stayed at home with his family Friday in northern Johannesburg during the opening ceremony and game, mourning his 13-year-old great-granddaughter Zenani, who died in a car crash on the way home from a tournament-eve concert in Soweto.
gibbs/kinsolving obama social security # connecticut video...
The staff of “The Onion” just resigned again.
Hasn’t the Obama Administration declared soccer as the National Pastime yet? What is their delay?
“He knows what his job is...”
A couple of months ago he said it was fun being VP since as VP he doesn’t do anything.
Maybe somebody has the exact quote and can share.
--Joe "Impeachment Insurance" Biden.
trying to think of the way to tax it
In many countries, soccer is football. The name “soccer” is unheard of, and one will be looked upon as if one is speaking a Chinese dialect if one uses the word “soccer.” Folks wont know what you are talking about.
U.S. football is referred to as “American football” to distinguish it from “real” football.
I didn’t invent this so don’t take offense.
Well to be fair Cheny was brought in for being an experienced statesmen and a veteran of key positions in past administrations. He helped run the first gulf war and W wanted to finish the job.
Biden was brought in specifically not to be a political threat, or potential successor, to Obama.
Both seem to serve their intended purposes.
Err ... last time I checked, a "genuine" Irishman was one from Ireland.
Thank you for the good laugh.
I also heard Emperor Hirohito climbed up on the mounds of rubble of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and asked, “Whos ass do I need to kick?
Wish I had the image handy, but one of the great LOLcats pictures of all times comes to mind (an itty bitty kitten with squinty eyes):
“I has a mad. A tiny mad, but still a mad.”
REAL'muricans know what football is, and it ain't soccer.
I saw old Joe this morning while watching Mexico and South Africa. At the time, SA was up 1-0.....and Joe was looking quite worried. We know who he is really pulling for...PUTZ!
HERE IT IS!!!! FOUND!!!!
Just moments before the afternoon session got underway, C-SPANs cameras picked up audio of Biden chatting casually with participants.
Its easy being vice president you dont have to do anything.
Whomever Biden was chatting with said, Its like being the grandpa and not the parent.
Yeah, thats it! replied Biden.
Baracchio won’t watch. Kenya & Indonesia aren’t playing.
Do you know what that buzzing sound is I hear in the stadium? It sounds like a million bees.
South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe (R) meets with US Vice President Joe Biden at Oliver Tambo House the official residence of the Deputy President. B iden made a brief dressing-room visit with the United States World Cup team Saturday about an hour before the players kicked off their campaign against England. (AFP/HO/Jacoline Prinsloo)