Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Here's the gist:
The U.S. vice president, opening his address in Belgium, argued that Brussels -- considering its rich history and abundance of international institutions -- could well be the "capital of the free world."
He suggested that Washington, D.C., his home, is undeserving of that title -- notwithstanding its wealth of global organizations and the countless international summits that take place there.
"As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, D.C. as the 'capital of the free world,'" Biden said. "But it seems to me that in this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title."
Good ol' Joe. He's always lurking among the top 10 candidates for FI awards, and will probably eventually be given an FI Lifetime Achievement award. I gotta say that the much-maligned Dan Quayle isn't even on the same planet as Biden when it comes to gaffes.
Query: When, oh when, will our government officials start representing the interests of the United States of America? (When there's a new administration. -- Ed.)