For Lack of a Comma, Biden Gets in Trouble
In a recent interview, Joe Biden was gushing over the attributes of Barack Obama and (according to some) ended up insulting every other African-American who ever ran for President:
BIDEN: I mean you got the first, sorta, mainstream African-American.
BIDEN: Who's articulate and bright and–and clean and a nice-looking guy.
BIDEN: That's a storybook, man.
To be honest, this whole Biden gaffe issue is being exaggerated. I don't think he really intended to say that Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Shirley Chisholm and the rest were inarticulate, stupid and dirty. It is just being spun that way. That's not to say that Biden couldn't have been more tactful... but the comment wasn't as offensive as first portrayed by the initial reports.