Ed Driscoll

Like Father, Like Dog

Joe Biden clearly has inferiority issues when it comes to questioning his intelligence:

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And he’s just performed an inter-species transfer of that inferiority complex:

It was as though Vice President Biden time-warped back to last fall. Because on Sunday he was in full campaign attack mode.

Oh, it was an idyllic setting. Nobody saw it coming. The vice president had just finished delivering the commencement address at Syracuse University and stopped by to chat with students at Bellevue Elementary School.

During the intense question and answer period, one child asked the vice president if he had ever petted a dog.

“Yeah, but guess what? I’ve got a dog that lives with me,” Biden replied. “The smartest, coolest dog in the world.”

Normally, you’d leave it at that. You’ve praised your dog. Why denigrate another?

Because in campaigns you have to differentiate yourself from your opponent. And campaigns are in Biden’s blood. That’s when he let it be known that Bo Obama was a dolt.

“The new dog I have is only five months old and his name is Champ,” Biden told the schoolkids.

“My dog is smarter than Bo, his dog,” he jabbed.

“I think so,” he taunted. Yeah, I do.”

As the Christian Science Monitor adds, “To understand what Vice President Biden meant to say, watch Robert Gibb’s press briefing tomorrow.”

And then come back to the Blogosphere, where we’ll attempt to decipher what Gibbs meant to say, as well.

Finally, in other news from the animal and/or Obama kingdom, Jim Geraghty alerts the legacy media that “Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has decided to keep the Obama administration’s position on polar bears in line with that of Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Please calibrate your demonization campaigns accordingly.”