Friday, April 10, 2009
Herr Biden's Tall, Tall Tales
The tall tale making the rounds is that Herr Biden had tough words for President George W. Bush. FOX News:
...a shot that Biden took at Bush on Tuesday.
"I remember President Bush saying to me one time in the Oval Office," Biden told CNN on Tuesday, "'Well, Joe,' he said, 'I'm a leader.' And I said: 'Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.'"
Numerous Bush aides dispute that, as well as a similar assertion by Biden in 2004, when the former senator from Delaware told scores of Democratic colleagues that he had challenged Bush's moral certitude about the Iraq war during a private meeting in the Oval Office. Two years later, Biden repeated his story about dressing down the president.
"When I speak to the president - and I have had plenty of opportunity to be with the president, at least prior to the last election, a lot of hours alone with him. I mean, meaning me and his staff," Biden said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" in April 2006. "And the president will say things to me, and I'll literally turn to the president, say: 'Mr. President, how can you say that, knowing you don't know the facts?' And he'll look at me and he'll say - my word - he'll look at me and he'll say: 'My instincts.' He said: 'I have good instincts.' I said: 'Mr. President, your instincts aren't good enough.'"
Bush aides now dispute the veracity of both assertions by Biden.
"I never recall Biden saying any of that," former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said after reviewing detailed notes of Bush's White House meetings with Biden, which include numerous direct quotes from Biden. "I find it odd that he said he met with him alone all the time. I don't think that's true."
Fleischer said that whenever Bush met with Sen. Biden, the meeting also included a congressional counterpart so as to not "antagonize" the House.
But that doesn't stop him from lying about it.
Why would anyone believe anything Herr Biden says? He has a history of plagiarism, embellishment and outright lying, like he did when he lied about - and to this day still lies about - his wife being killed by a drunk driver. There is no evidence whatsoever that the driver was drunk. None. But Herr Biden keeps repeating and repeating this lie. Why? It has to be for the sympathy factor.
Biden also created out of thin air, on-the-spot, during his Vice Presidential debate last year that France - and the United States, "kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon."
I would like proof from which history book Herr Biden learned that wonderful fact, because it simply didn't happen.
Keep on lying, Joe. Keep on lying. It's all you know.
And hey, how about that time when France and the US kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Remember that? Good times...good times.
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