Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

 “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”
--Vice President Joe Biden, to Charles Woods, the bereaved father of slain Navy Seal Tyrone Woods at the ceremony in which the four caskets from Benghazi were welcomed home.

According to Mark Stein, this was yelled in a “loud and boisterous” voice as he approached Mr Woods at the ceremony.  Biden, who is a "heartbeat away from the presidency," evidently thought this was appropriate for the occasion.

I would comment on Vice President Biden's manners, but Stein said it best:   "But the near-parodic locker-room coarseness is grotesque both in its inaptness and in its lack of basic human feeling for a bereaved family forced to grieve in public and as crowd-scene extras to the political bigshot. Just about the only formal responsibility a vice president has is to attend funerals without embarrassing his country. And this preening buffoon of pseudo-blue-collar faux-machismo couldn’t even manage that."



Christina said...

This is so disgraceful it's hard to find words.

The president and anyone else involved in this preventable tragedy should be ashamed of themselves (and impeached).

Malott said...

The news media are just as disgraceful, selectively burying the Benghazi story... lest it tarnish their chosen one.