Sunday, March 22, 2009

Joey B Hits the Gridiron

"Axelrod really wants me to do this on teleprompter, but I told him I'm much better when I wing it." That's what Joe Biden said at the Gridiron Dinner last night in Washington. Little-known fact: my grandfather was the first teleprompter ever used at the Gridiron, which was pretty cool , since it's an off the record, secretive dinner; my family got to see all the jokes before anyone else even heard them. What should frighten all of America, though, is that Biden really believes what he said. And he thinks Cheney was out of touch with reality?

Earlier this week, all of us who hang out in the Oval were laughing about sending Joey B to speak. Axe's thinking was that if the Veep did what he usually does when he speaks in public, most of America would forget about AIG and how we've screwed up the economy, and the nation's pitchforks would be out for him instead. So Joe went and made jokes about stem-cell research and his baldness. What a gut-buster. Humor about Tim Terrific's handling of the economy? Oh, they were rolling in the aisles. This is why the Gridiron Club doesn't let regular folk into this white-tie affair. Everyone would see how easy it is for Washington insiders to laugh at what the rest of America thinks is fairly serious stuff. And we can't have that.

Another reason we sent the Veep? We all know Big Boy isn't that funny, at least intentionally, and that most of Washington really enjoys laughing at his vice president. So why dissapoint?

Some of the electronics guys were asking me over coffee earlier today if I was disappointed that I wasn't there last night. Heck, no. I get enough heat for stuff The Boss intends to say; I don't want to get blamed for all the stuff that just falls out of Joe's mouth whenever he opens it.


  1. There's something seriously wrong with the percentages on the poll!

    Anywhoo I was wondering how the Veep bait and switch plan worked out. Did it distract America from the Bamster's little announcement calling for increased centralized control over Wall St.?

  2. I thought "Don't Mess with Joe" was out traveling among the States with his ledger and pencil in hand, checking for all kinds of stimulus waste? And who says the Big O isn't funny?? He's a walking talking gaffe machine.

  3. Hearing some of Joe's comments made me wonder if Axelrod okayed them...especially the one about Big Boy thinking that Easter was all about him. I wouldn't bring up crucifixion if I was in the Administration...when the masses figure out how badly they're getting screwed, they may get ideas...

  4. TOTUS, do you & Biden know what the word 'usurper' means? It's not a bad word, really. It has just been misused. Sort of like when Big Guy says 'budget'.

  5. TOTUS......Whatever you do.....don't let anything happen to Obama! The shame of it all, is that the Second In Line worries me.............but the Third In Line........?!

  6. TOTUS,

    I agree with ml_dool, do not bring up the crucifixion, this administration would likely try find a way to tie it to Bush and Cheney in an effort to win over much needed support from the Christian Coalition.

    Still surprised they haven't accused Rumsfeld of creating a "surge" that caused the swapping of the Irish PM and Barry's speeches on St. Patrick's day.

    We love you TOTUS, keep up the great work !!!

  7. TOTUS,

    Do you have any contact with Bill Clinton's teleprompter, or did he not use one? History says he was a great speaker- had a way of "feeling others pain"... I am wondering if he was able to do that with his own abilities or did have a teleprompter?

  8. TOTUS -

    Can you get hopey to keep his mouth shut on the economy. In addition to being clueless on the topic he is too preoccupied with running for a second term to engage. Every time he opens his mouth the markets drop.

  9. "How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney? It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment." ...........Is that what you told him to say? If you did, I'm not sure what you ment, because it seems to me the answer is thousands. IDK maybe I'm just a dumb, gun holding, Bible reading freak.

  10. Plugs is hilarious! Thank goodness he was sent. We don't need to hear any more of the O's jokes about Special Olympians or whatever lame jokes he has.

    But, Plugs really is not better off prompter. No one beats the O-man when he is working a line of voters and explaining Socialism to plumbers.

  11. Hey TOTUS, you are the greatest! What would Barack Obama do withou you.

  12. TOTOUS,

    Joey doesn't need any of your help. I love to listen to him speak on his own, he makes me laugh. Besides I think his overly white teeth would make you crack like when the fat lady sings and we can't have that. Your much needed in the WH.

    Where will you be this week? I'll be in Vegas. Would like to meet you.

  14. You're not the one who told Joe that FDR went on TV back in '29, are you?

  15. A.I.G. Taking us all on Mr Toad's Wild Ride.

  16. Barack Obama sits down with Steve Kroft in a '60 Minutes' interview.
    Photo: AP

    President Barack Obama said he believes the global financial system remains at risk of implosion with the failure of Citigroup or AIG, touching off “an even more destructive recession and potentially depression.”

    His remarks came in a “60 Minutes” interview in which he was pressed by an incredulous Steve Kroft for laughing and chuckling several times while discussing the perilous state of the world’s economy.

    “You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, ‘I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—’ How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asks at one point.

    “Are you punch-drunk?” Kroft says.

    “No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,” Obama says, with a laugh.

    Were you working this one TOTUS?

  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

  18. Hey TOTUS,

    I just downloaded IE7 and some security feature kicks me out of your blog. Do you have an enemies list like your boss has?
    Anyway, I just use Firefox instead and noooo problems

  19. I used to think my blog was the best on the net, but I am humble enough to recognize the brilliance of Barack's Teleprompter at work.

    Keep it up!

  20. Hi there TOTUS,

    Whose to blame for this one:

    Is it Barry or you for not spacing the words properly?