Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Short Lesson In Pathology

By now, most people know about Joe Biden's arrogance and legendary status in his own mind. Just ask him.

In this 1988 clip he tells the story of how his IQ surpasses that of a questioner:



He pulled out very shortly after it was learned that he had plagiarized work and was not in the top half of his Syracuse University law school class, but was in fact 76th out of 85. Maybe the good Doctor of Jurisprudence Joseph Biden had simply forgotten, as he sometimes is prone to do.

Now, let us consider one of his more recent statements.

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

As Reason's Jesse Walker footnotes it: "And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, 'Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?'"


A mind is a terrible thing, when it has wasted away in the midst of lies and deceits. I am sure he had to take an American history class or two as part of an accredited pre-law curriculum, in order to qualify for a spot in SU's law school. But I am sure he has just forgotten, like he did his class ranking.

You see, a pathological liar can always be identified fairly easily. They often forget their own lies or tell them so many times, they actually start to believe them.

Do we really need a pathological liar a heartbeat away from the Presidency?


9 comments:

Mustang said...

Honestly, do you want to discriminate against pathological liars, while permitting access to the White House by crooks, fornicators, zealots, and idiots? (Note: I only added "idiots" so that Carter wouldn't feel left out).

Obob said...

I am patiently waiting for the VP debate. All Palin has to do is a lay up. I have very little doubt Biden will screw this up.

A.C. McCloud said...

I'm with Obob. I just don't think he can execute the advice.

Of course, will he even be the VP nominee come October?

LASunsett said...

//Honestly, do you want to discriminate against pathological liars, while permitting access to the White House by crooks, fornicators, zealots, and idiots?//

I am deemed a racist by some, simply because I do not support Obama. What's a little more discrimination among friends?

LASunsett said...

//I have very little doubt Biden will screw this up.//

This will probably be far better comedy than WC Fields.

LASunsett said...

//Of course, will he even be the VP nominee come October?//

If he comes up with a bad case of phlebitis between now and then, I'd say that will be a good question. (SEE: Richard Nixon)

Z said...

I used to have ulcers and they're coming back. I swear it's over the debates!! (YIKES)
I really DO believe Palin will shine compared to Biden (PLEASE GOD!)..

I loved Hugh Hewitt today who said "This Biden's such a joke and has so many gaffs we need to give him his own cable show!"

LASunsett said...

//"This Biden's such a joke and has so many gaffs we need to give him his own cable show!"//

When I hear him speak, I keep waiting for a laugh track.

Greg said...

I'm so glad 0bama chose this dork. He can't seem to open his mouth without something stupid coming out. Just yesterday, he spoke out against clean coal power plants. Unfortunately, 0bama's in favor of them. Biden is proof that you don't need to know anything to have a successful career in the US Senate.

BTW - quite a crew the Dems had running back in '88, huh? Seriously, they have no idea what they're doing....