Joe Biden is sometimes funny in the “Ha, that’s just Joe being Joe” kinda way. Other times, he’s funny in the “I want to rip your hairplugs out one at a time!” kinda way. The latter is the case with the human gaffe machine’s latest offering:
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden joked during a visit to debt-choked Athens on Monday about bringing money to help Greece out of its deepest financial crisis in decades.
Introducing a member of his delegation during a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Biden said: “This man represents the Treasury department. He’s brought hundreds of millions of dollars.”
His comments drew laughs from both the Greek and U.S. delegations.
Joe’s remark may not seem like a big effing deal, but it reminds one of Barack Obama’s “shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected” moment. It appears that among friends, Democrats aren’t as shy about dropping their guards, and letting people in on the big joke they are playing on American citizens.