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Obama to Biden: look out for that bus that just ran you over

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Ok, I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes pile on Joe Biden.  But this time I think he got the short end of the stick.

In an otherwise slow day on the campaign front, Barack Obama made news on the Today show for criticizing Biden for prematurely condemning the AIG bailout.

When asked by Matt Lauer how he could possibly criticize John McCain for his opposition to AIG when his running mate had said the exact same thing, a startled Obama replied “And I think that, in that situation, I think Joe should have waited, as well.”

Well really?  So is Joe just firing from the hip, or are you throwing him under the bus? I’d like to believe that  Joe was simply off the reservation, but the truth is there’s no way he hadn’t consulted with Obama and his staff prior to blasting the AIG bailout.  It’s just too big an issue to be freelancing on.

Me thinks Joe was left for roadkill because it was the politically expedient thing for Obama to do.  For someone who claims to represent a new type of politics, throwing your running mate under the bus is certainly a bizarre novel tactic.

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