Sarah Palin Doesn’t Worry Biden for 2012
Vice President Joe Biden was on “The View” this morning. Elizabeth Hasslebeck asked Biden if he thought Palin posed a threat for 2012. Biden didn’t seem too worried about Palin as a contender.
Here’s the video courtesy of HuffPo:
The Wall Street Journal reports on Biden’s The View appearance today, “Biden was also pressed for his thoughts on his 2008 vice presidential rival, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “If you meet her, she is a charming person,” he said. “I say this and people look at me like I’m kidding, I like her.”
The show’s conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, asked Biden if he thought Palin posed a threat in 2012, Biden replied: “The governor says she’s not running. I don’t know what she’s going to do. I’m sure whoever the Republican nominee is, it will be a very contested race.” Even Hasselbeck seemed charmed by Biden. “You’re a pretty cool guy.”
Biden was being kind. He, like everyone else who follows politics, knows that Palin is a likely candidate for the Republican nomination in 2012. The Vice President dismissed her with the compliment that he liked her as a person, which is a nice and very backhanded way of saying, “Don’t make me laugh, Sarah Palin, a threat? Did you see the 2008 vice presidential debate where I talked circles around her?” In short, I guess “O’Biden” is not too worried about the “say it ain’t so, Joe!” Hockey Mom in 2012.
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