By Braddah Lance
Is it just me or does it seem like people in "respected" positions just don't appear respected more?
Could it be their looks? Cause I swear some just "look" lolo. Does their position matter? Da higher up you are, da more intellectual you should be - or not. Or could it be just that we have to lower da bar as to what we should "expect" certain people/positions to be?
If you haven't heard by now, da second in command of The United States of America had a major (imho) gaffe a couple nights ago. Now considering he's right behind the most powerful person in da world, it doesn't bode well to be in da national news dinging both reputation and stature of those associated with da Presidency..
But then again when you don't make the top 70 list of the World's Most Powerful People - according to Forbes.com - and even the creator of FaceBook is ninth, I guess there really isn't much to get excited about Vice-President Joe Biden unless we can poke fun at him. Check out these classic moments:
August 2008: He also mixed up Barack Obama’s name at his first campaign rally with the president, introducing him as: 'A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!'
September 2008: After he was named the vice presidential nominee, he addressed a crowd in Nashua, New Hampshire, questioning how he beat out Hillary Clinton: 'Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America,' he said in New Hampshire. 'Quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me.'
September 2008: During a political rally in Missouri, he urged wheelchair-bound state senator Chuck Graham to rise and be recognised, saying: 'Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya.' Realizing his mistake, he said: ‘Oh, God love you… what am I talking about?’
October 2008: Speaking in Athens, Ohio about John McCain's economic strategy, he said: 'Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs.'
March 2010: Mr Biden said 'God rest her soul' in reference to the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen. Mr Cowen's mother is alive; his father had died. Realising his misstep, he corrected with: 'God bless her soul'.
March 2010: He dropped the F-bomb during the signing of the administration’s historic health reforms, apparently unaware that the microphones would catch him out when he whispered into the President’s ear immediately before the announcement, declaring: 'This is a big f****** deal!'
December 2010: During the swearing in of a Republican Senator Mark Kirk in Congress, Biden told the Capitol Hill newcomer to put that hand on the Bible and raise his left. According to the congressional rulebook, it should have been the other way round.
Timeline courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk
So wat's his latest? In a packed room at a private fundraiser in San Francisco, he predicted the Giant's would go to the Super Bowl.
WAAAT? WASSUP WIT DAT!
Uncle, you know wea you stay? You stay in NINER country and if it wasn't for da Secret Service armed and ready, you wouldn't have made it out alive.
But catching his mistake aftah perplexed boos erupted from da crowd, VP Biden recovered by explaining he had confused the New York football Giants for the San Francisco's baseball Giants and promptly predicted a 49er victory.
You can add one more to da gaffe list now.
I guess das why I'm fine with being a blue-collar peon so wen I buss' out da pidgin or say something stupid...... it's "ok". But da smartest thing I can say without any doubt or confusion is,
GO SAN FRANCISCO................... 49ERS!