The vice president’s off-kilter and often off-color “Bidenisms” have become so commonplace during the last four years that few bother listening any longer. But several he made Wednesday night are causing people to take note and wonder how the heck his mind works — or if it works at all.
Biden spoke at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser that was co-chaired by his daughter, Kathleen, and hosted by the Volunteer Lawyers Project. The subject was abused women.
There were no cameras present, but according to the Weekly Standard, the pool report noted that:
VP Biden began his remarks by praising Kathleen for the passion she brings to the cause. He described his initial push for VAWA [Violence Against Women Act] in the early 90s, when “nobody thought very much of it,” including women’s groups. Biden singled out D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton for her help in getting it passed — and gave a plug to D.C. having equal representation in Congress.
He followed this up with a “normal” Bidenism. The pool report noted, “’By the way, there should be two senators from the state of D.C.,’ he said to hoots and hollers.”
Other than the fact that the District of Columbia is not a state, the Weekly Standard noted that with President Obama having picked up 91.4 percent of the vote in the 2012 election, were it to become one, it would be represented solely by the Democratic party.
But after this, the vice president delivered what Twitchy called his “creepiest Bidenism yet.”
Commenting on women coming of age, he said, “When they’re 12 to 14, a dad puts his beautiful little daughter to bed. And then the next morning, there’s a snake in the bed.”
Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers took note on Twitter:
As did the Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery:
Hotel manager Brian Stockman tweeted Bendery:
Some days I think I would love to know what goes around in Biden’s head and how it operates. Other days I realize I’m better off not knowing — if I did, it would probably scare the hell out of me.