Skip to comments.Old Smirkin' Joe
Posted on 10/11/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by IbJensen
Paul Ryan readies for the Biden Treatment.
I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden.
The "good man" I'm referring to is William P. "Bill" Clark, also known as Judge Clark. Clark, now 80 years old, living in Paso Robles, California, was Ronald Reagan's confidant, closest aide, and single most important adviser in the effort to take down the Soviet Union.
...a grinning Joe Biden was poised to embarrass Reagan's new guy. So, on February 2, 1981, Clark took questions from the senators, including Biden, who launched into what the Washington Post would call, "The Interrogation of Justice Clark."
Biden began by patronizing Clark for his ability to put himself through school as the son of a poor rancher. "I, for one, think it admirable the way in which you have conducted yourself in getting to and through school," began Biden. "I have a great deal of admiration for you."
"I sincerely hope you can answer these questions," averred Biden. "Let me begin with southern Africa -- not South Africa, but southern Africa, such as Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola and so on . Can you tell me who is the prime minister of South Africa?" Clark answered: "No, sir, I cannot."
As the cameras clicked and the evening-news crews started salivating, Biden pressed on: "Can you tell me who the prime minister of Zimbabwe is?" Clark: "It would be a guess."
The press feeding frenzy abated momentarily on February 24, when Clark's appointment came before the full Senate, which easily approved his nomination.
Clark stoically took the beating.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Raddatz invited Brack to her daughter’s wedding....and he came. They’re old friends.
Yes exactly. It’s Raddatz asking gotcha setup questions to smear Romney.
There was a famous time when Teddy interrogated Al Haig and asked him a hypothetical question that required a convoluted and hypotetical answer from Al. Al responded by saying to Teddy “ We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, senator.”
The chamber was deathly still and Teddy had no more questions for Al.
This is classic "Joe":
" When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk
about the, you know, the princes of greed.
He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'."
We all know the questions...and more importantly...we all know the issues.
Ryan is deferential but wields a very sharp sword and wields it like a Samurai.
Biden is well beyond his sell date. His head will tumble off the stage before his body is even aware of the separation.
The clarence thomas hearing is what made me an anti liberal forever. truly a decent man.
If we’re going to play Trivial Pursuit instead of debate policy, maybe we can get the presidential nominees involved as well. I’m glad I have Romney on my side rather than “57 states” Obama.