Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Say what?

Joe Biden, a marginal Democrat presidential candidate who has long been known for his confusing statements and malaprops, sometimes even disagrees with himself on an issue, as this hilarious passage from an alternative lifestyle advocacy website (via James Taranto) illustrates:

Biden is known for slips of the tongue, but in June he strongly supported the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell when he said in a debate, "I've been in these foxholes with these kids, literally in bunkers with them. Let me tell you something, nobody asked anybody else whether they're gay in those foxholes. Our allies--the British, the French, all our major allies--gays openly serve. I don't know the last time an American soldier said to a backup from a Brit, 'Hey, by the way, let me check. Are you gay? Are you straight?' This is ridiculous."

So Biden calls for an end to Bill Clinton's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy because he...thinks that soldiers should not ask or be expected to tell. And that's why we love the senior Senator from Delaware.

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