Vice President-elect Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware received a genuine Philly welcome at last night's Eagles-Giants game at Lincoln Financial Field, being introduced and then greeted to a chorus of boos as his picture appeared on the big screen while he sat in owner Jeffrey Lurie's luxury box.
Biden, while a well-respected statesman, is known for flying off the handle and saying stupid things sometimes. We made note of McCain, Obama and Palin pandering to sports fans in swing states in the heat of the presidential election. But Biden, keeping with his offhandedness, took things one step forward last night. It's one thing to pander to swing states of Florida and Pennsylvania, but what purpose does it serve telling reporters, "I'm not allowed to say this, but I also like the Giants."
Blue York and Blue Jersey are safe, my friend. Don't piss off PA.
Then again, a guy who routinely ran for President without so much as scratching 1/2% every four years, must have an air of invincibility and feel his Vice Presidential election gives him free reign to say as stupid a thing as he can think of. He's earned it. It's not like he told a disabled wheel chair-ridden politician to stand up and be acknowledged or people that they can't go to 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts without a slight Indian accent.