By David Martosko
There he goes again.
Vice President Joe Biden, fresh from a re-election campaign that featured gaffes and goofs galore, made what might be the more cringe-inducing blunder of the year on Nov. 19, sending a congratulatory letter to a Republican state Senate candidate who withdrew from his race in October.
Worse, Delaware’s Eric Bodenweiser didn’t just have a change of heart: He was indicted on 113 felony counts related to accusations he raped a boy 39 times between 1987 and 1990 — beginning when the victim, now in his 30s, was 13 years old.
The News Journal reproduced Biden’s cheerful letter to the accused pedophile in his home state.
“I encourage you to reflect on the extraordinary moment we’re living in … The President and I remain confident that with your help, America’s best days lie ahead,” Biden wrote.
After Bodenweiser withdrew his candidacy, citing "personal reasons,” former Georgetown, Del. Mayor Brian Pettyjohn launched a write-in campaign — which he won with 59.8 percent of the vote.
A court order before the Nov. 6 election granted the Republicans’ spot on the ballot to Pettyjohn. But Delaware’s computerized system, including the Commissioner of Elections website, was legally required to list Bodenweiser’s name as the Republican candidate, since he had originally been nominated.
The Delaware state government explained the odd turn of events in bright red letters at the top of the election results Web page.
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My only comment, please God, if there were an impeachment or removal of Obama from office, take Joe with him. Can you imagine this poor excuse as president? He has to have something very wrong with him as this is unbelievably over-the-top.
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Well, Linda, if you really want to ruin your day just go to the "infoplease" site that details the presidential succession and who fills the spots in order of succession. Not sure who does take the reigns after the spots and incumbents listed but the best course is to pray for a nuke to take out DC during a full Cabinet meeting since it doesn't bode well for ANY ONE on that list to take over! Tiny Intellect Tin Geitner is number five after Shrillary who is after Sen Inouye of HI and Eric Holder is two steps down from Tiny intellect Tim.
I know; it would be Biden, Boehner, Inouye, Clinton, and then through the Cabinet. Yes, what a mess. Boehner would be the only hope of that group.
Boehner would be our only salvation.
I honestly believe Joe Biden is in early stages of altzheimers. Do you remember how he laughed at Ryan during the debate? Biden looked like a freakin loon. I believe right then and there Obama knew something was definitely wrong with Old Joe.
Does anyone remember when Biden was saluting veterans in one of the campaign stops and he called out one of the veterans - "Stand Up so we can see you."
The veteran was in a wheelchair!
I agree Diane -- he is a freakin looney bin!