The human gaffe machine is at it again. For the record, Biden now officially supports the very attack ad he previously called "terrible." Yeah, I am talking about the ad that criticized McCain for not being proficient at typing on a computer because he took torture in Vietnam for five years. The Trail has the story:
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden issued a statement late Tuesday attempting to clarify his comments that an ad the Obama campaign ran earlier this month was "terrible."But Biden now apparently thinks the ad is peachy:
Biden, in an interview that aired Tuesday on CBS Evening News, had criticized an ad the Obama campaign released earlier this month that highlighted McCain's inability to use a computer, saying, "I thought that was terrible by the way" and "if I'd have had anything to do with it, we never would have done it."
But in the statement issued by the Obama campaign, Biden said he had never seen the ad and only read press reports of it.
"Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Senator McCain's ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize," Biden said in the statement.
Good lord. That doesn't even make sense. Biden is apparently claiming that the act of viewing his own ad somehow made him realize that McCain's ads are "disgraceful." Yeah, that's the ticket. "Now that I've finally seen my own disgraceful ad, I've decided that your ads are ... er... disgraceful." And from that breathtakingly illogical leap, Biden declares that his own crappy ad is fine.
This is Kerry-esque, folks. Biden truly is ... the gift that keeps on giving.