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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Stu, I want to do a couple of things here. I'd like to get the audio from yesterday with Biden, or from Saturday with Biden that I found disturbing.
STU: It was a little disturbing, yes.
GLENN: So you know what I'm talking about, right?
STU: There's no way I could not know that.
GLENN: Do we have that?
STU: We have that, yeah.
GLENN: Let's go ahead and play that. This is Joe Biden in his speech leading up to Barack Obama and, you know, hey, I'm going to be the vice presidential candidate and I'm all excited about it. Just listen to this.
BIDEN: Ladies and gentlemen, my wife Jill who you'll meet soon, is drop dead gorgeous.
GLENN: Stop. Is that a little uncomfortable? "Hey, I like to call her Captain Jugs. Who is that? "Who's drop dead gorgeous." I was just a little uncomfortable. But, you know, I was just like, whatever, okay. That's just, I don't know. I'm sorry. I was bothered by it. Maybe it's just me. Were you bothered by it?
STU: You know, I think it was, you know, creepy enough to listen to but to see it was worse.
GLENN: Yeah, yeah.
STU: I have to say.
GLENN: But then he goes on. Listen to this.
BIDEN: My wife Jill, who you'll meet soon, she also has her doctorate degree, which is a problem. But all kidding aside, my Jill, my Jill, my wife Jill and I are honored.
GLENN: Stop. My Jill, my Jill, my wife Jill, what does it mean? Play the beginning of that again. My wife that you'll mention, he didn't mention that he was drop dead gorgeous, she has a doctorate, which is a problem? What did that even mean? Play that. Number two again.
BIDEN: Who you'll meet soon, she also has her doctorate degree, which is a problem.
GLENN: Is that stop. Is that because is that because back in '87 he was nailed for plagiarism and also claimed a whole bunch of academic achievements that, you know, that were untrue? And then he started talking see, this is going back to the arrogance. This guy is so arrogant, he has actually been quoted as saying to somebody in a debate: I believe I have a higher IQ than you. Excuse me? You believe you have a higher IQ? What are you huh?
STU: I think that's a misquote, Glenn, I'm sorry to say. I believe he said I have a much higher IQ than you.
GLENN: I'm sorry. I'm looking down on the quote. "I have a much higher IQ" is the actual quote.
STU: He didn't just edge them out. He said much higher.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. So what does it mean with the "My wife has a doctorate, which is a problem"? I know it was supposed to be a joke, but what does it even mean? That she's smarter, that women who are really hot shouldn't have a there's usually I don't even know. Where do you go on that one? By the way, this is not going to help him with, Obama is only 2 points ahead with females over McCain. They are normally like 15 points ahead. How is that even possible? The guy is another elitist. "I've got a higher IQ than you." That's not going to I mean, this is the most elite, snobbish ticket in American history. I mean, why don't we just start running kings. Maybe it's just me. His choice of Joe Biden is interesting to me because what it's supposed to do is make up for Barack Obama's lack of experience, right? Well, he's got experience. But wait a minute. Experience, I thought you wanted somebody who wasn't going to do the typical, you know, Washington insider thing. So you get a guy who's been in Washington for 30 years. He's part of the, you know, big government, Washington kind of insider thing. But that's just a cover for Obama's lack of experience. They're calling him now this is Obama's Cheney pick. I'm sorry. I thought that was I can't do the liberal gymnastics anymore. I thought a Cheney pick was a bad idea. But no, now Cheney is okay as long as Cheney is Joe Biden.
But here's a question I have. You tell me what part of these next things do you think Obama couldn't have accomplished on his own. Which one did he need shoring up on, okay? His lack of experience. Get somebody that can you know, when I hire somebody to work with me, I usually look for people who have talents that I don't have. So it's very hard. A lot of times I just drag somebody like Stu along just because I feel sorry for him. You hire somebody that has experience where you don't have it because, you know, I'm riddled with shortcomings. I don't want to work with somebody else like me. Are you kidding me? I wouldn't be able I wouldn't be able to find my way to work in the morning. So you hire people who have different experiences.
You tell me what Joe Biden is bringing to the ticket. Do you believe that Barack Obama couldn't have accomplished these things on his own. In 2004 at the world economic forum in Davos, Joe Biden said that the U.S. does not have the moral authority to preach democracy in the Middle East because quoting we don't have much of a democracy ourselves. Remember our presidential election? Remember Florida, end quote. This is on foreign shores. Do you think Barack Obama needed help with that? I think he's perfectly capable of saying something like that on foreign shores.
In 1979 Joe Biden agreed with Carter that the fall of the Shah and the rise of the Ayatollahs was an advance for the people of Iran, that it was good for human rights in Iran, that the Shah was the problem in Iran. I think Barack Obama's got that one covered. I think he could have done that. In the 1980s Joe Biden was against Ronald Reagan's evil empire speech: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, why so nasty? Let's put on a happy face. He was for d’état. If we would have gone with d’état, the Soviet empire would have never collapsed. I think Barack Obama would be for d’état. In 1990 he hemmed and hawed against Kuwait about going in. He voted for Iraq until things got tough and then he was against it. Then he claimed the war was lost. Then he said Iraq should be cut into three separate states. Then he said he was against the surge and now he says the surge hasn't even worked. What part is Obama going to get from Joe Biden that he doesn't already have? He also, Joe Biden, has called for unconditional dialogue with Iran. There's no experience here that Obama needed to draw from. Obama is the most liberal guy in the Senate. Joe Biden is the third most liberal guy in the Senate. If you wanted experience, I'm sorry but Joe Biden's not the guy to give you the experience. If you wanted experience and you wanted it cut from this, why not go directly to the source. Why not just announce your running mate is Jimmy Carter? There's more I'm going to be the first to name President Jimmy Carter, a President, as my vice president. Why not? You think Jimmy Carter wouldn't have taken it? You bet he would. Might have meant another Nobel Peace Prize.
Here's the thing that I think America I think this is why John McCain is winning. There's no reason why John McCain is winning. There's no reason why he's even competitive, at least in my book. Why is he competitive? I'll tell you why. Because your gut tells you something's not right.