Democrat contagion: Foot in mouth disease outpaces Mexican flu

VP Joe Biden sticks his foot in it again

Speaking with Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning, Vice President Joe Biden was asked whether he would advise his own family members against flying to Mexico. Biden’s very unPC answer: “I would tell members of my family — and I have — that I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now,” he said. “It’s not just going into Mexico. If you’re any place in a confined aircraft and one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.”

Before long, Biden’s office issued a statement retreating from the remarks, saying he was talking only about travel to Mexico, where the new virus has hit hardest, and urging people not to use public transportation while sick.

The airline and travel industries were quick to cry foul over Biden’s remarks.

James May, president of the Air Transport Association, an airline representative, contacted Biden by letter expressing “extreme disappointment at your suggestion that people should avoid air travel.”

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith declined to comment directly on the vice president’s remarks, but said, “To suggest that people not fly at this stage of things is a broad brush stroke bordering on fear-mongering.”

Biden is in heavy competition, vying with Janet Napolitano for the Obama embarrassment award. Trying to topple her from her lead will be difficult, but Biden is gaining ground.

6 Responses to Democrat contagion: Foot in mouth disease outpaces Mexican flu

  1. Jack says:

    Pretty funny! Joe Biden strikes me as being a bulb or two short of a chandelier. Could be DEM-entia?

  2. Biden is a dangerous fool- his advice and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee at 7-11 (small).

    He has been on the wrong side of history forever, so his DNC-vaunted “experience” has little value… he doesn’t appear to have learned a thing.

    Like Obama, he vehemently opposed the highly-successful Iraq “Surge” strategy- instead, Biden favored surrender and came-up with a harebrained proposal to split the country 3-ways. And also like his boss, he never once admitted that McCain, Petreus, and Bush were right, and won the war… and that he and Barack were way, way off. The reality is that if the current administration was in-charge 4 years ago, Iraq today would be an Al Qaida Caliphate that makes Kabul of 2001 look like Disneyland.

    Biden opposed every element of Reagan’s defense buildup that toppled the USSR as “dangerous”- and opposed the first Gulf war, which would have allowed Sadam to keep Kuwait and control a large chunk of the world’s oil supplies.

    In the 1987 presidential primaries, he not only plaguerized British Labor leader Neil Kinnock’s speeches wholesale… but actually co-opted his entire life story, falsely claiming to have been the “first in his family to go to college” and a “coal-miner’s son”… when in fact Biden’s father was a car salesman (no surprise there, Biden looks like one too).

    Joey Plugs often says things that display a strange disconnect with reality– best chain him to a telemprompter every time he heads-out the door.

  3. DGN says:

    The media owe Dan Quayle a collective apology. Biden is a much bigger gaffe machine than Quayle (a good, decent, and yes – smart – man) ever was.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Good point, DGN. The media viciously attacked Quayle for little compared to what we’re seeing with these Dem doofuses. The most memorable goof was putting an “e” on the end of potato. Not so bad in comparison was it?

  5. […] of things is a broad brush stroke bordering on fear mongering,” American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said. “The facts of the situation at this stage anyway certainly don’t support […]

  6. Jill Franklin says:

    There’s only one “confined space” for Biden and it comes with rubber walls.

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