WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

Biden to Obama: "This is a big (Blank-ing) deal!"

When Vice-President Joe Biden introduced President Obama this morning - at the health-care signing ceremony - the Vice-President leaned over to Mr. Obama's ear, and dropped the F-bomb...


Of course, regardless of what you think of it, it IS a very big deal.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made no effort to deny the expletive. Gibbs tweeted: "And yes, Mr. Vice President, you're right."

More than his OTHER kinds of gaffes, I always thought Joe Biden's use of such language might get him into trouble, frankly, during his Presidential run(s).

Mr. Biden DOES seem to employ such language at public events more than some other politicians I've covered over the years.

(As Vice-President, just over a year ago - March 13, 2009 - the Veep got into trouble when an open microphone caught Mr. Biden exclaim, "Give me a f%#*ing break". That was in response to a former Senate colleague addressing the Veep as "Mr. Vice-President" at an event at Union Station touting the reconstruction of train stations & passenger rails.)

But paradoxically, did "blue collar" Joe just make an intricate health-care reform package more accessible to the "average Joe"?

Posted at 2:35pm on March 23, 2010 by Allan Loudell

<- Back to all Allan Loudell posts

Comments on this post:

Tue, Mar 23, 2010 4:56pm
To use Rick Jensen's usage of the word...we are now Bidened!
This was not a victory, it was our government ignoring the people for whom they work (not the other way around)

Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:43am
WTB (What the "Biden"?) are you talking about?

Jim Hicks
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 10:52am
There was a time when you could look up to elected officals as being above the average citizen. Those days are long over. They have no better class.

Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:26pm
Interesting... all you people going all "ebonics" in this discussion... did you have the same reaction when W would talk like an "average guy", or any of his famous "Bushisms"? Or did you applaud it and say, "See? He's a normal guy! I'd love to go have a beer with him!"

Hypocrites... one rule for your GOP cronies, another for the Dems.

Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:51pm
...who is talking ebonics?
I myself enjoyed the many Bushisms of W43.
I actually miss W!

Thu, Mar 25, 2010 11:14am
The posts must have been deleted. There were a couple comments here yesterday that were very racial.

Add your comment:
Attention: In an attempt to promote a level of civility and personal responsibility in blog discussions, we now require you to be a member of the WDEL Members Only Group in order to post a comment. Your Members Only Group username and password are required to process your post.

You can join the WDEL Members Only Group for free by clicking here.
If you are already a member but have forgotten your username or password, please click here.

Please register your post with your WDEL Members Only Group username and password below.

Copyright © 2014, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.   Terms of Use.
WDEL Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity and Outreach