Friday, August 24, 2012

Joe Biden in Tampa

This morning Peggy Noonan opens her column with a vision of Joe Biden in Tampa. It is priceless.

In her words:

It is good that Joe Biden is going to the Republican National Convention to hold high the flag of his party. People make fun of his gaffes, of his embarrassing verbal forays, but he's no fool and he knows how to take it to the other guy. The speech he is working on, to be given in the heart of downtown, just across from the convention site, will be stirring and stentorian: "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Tampa, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, 'Ich bin ein Tampon.'"

I wish that were mine. It came in the mail from a Hollywood screenwriter, one of the gifted conservatives who quietly toil there.

Of course, the screenwriter was thinking of a famous line of Prince Charles. I will spare you the details.


Sam L. said...

That's a beauty! I thought, Chuck, what did he say? Seems to me it involved either underwear or horses, or that could have been one or two other people.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

I believe it was while he was married to Princess Di, but Prince Charles told Camilla Parker-Bowles: "I want to be reincarnated as your tampon."

Anonymous said...

I remember the same thing, Stuart. Nice memory. Then he went off the deep end with Climate Change, Global Warming, Armageddon-like catastrophe, or whatever they'll call it with this week's weather forecast. Then again, saying "off the deep end" with Charles Philip Arthur George Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (or the Anglicized/sanitized Mountbatten-Windsor, if you prefer) is assuming that he ever had his feet on the bottom of the shallow end, which is most suspect.

Peggy Noonan is outstanding. Why doesn't Romney hire her to write his speeches or help him with debate prep or... something??? Romney's campaign staff is mediocre at best. Without Paul Ryan's teleprompter-less delivery and clarity, they'd still be up a creek.