Video: Biden Calls Custard Shop Manager a 'Smartass' After Taxes Comment
GLENN: I love Joe Biden talking to a -- talking to a custard -- owner of a custard shop which, - I don't even know what custard is. I guess it's just some sort of ice cream. Is that what it is?
PAT: Well, it's a little bit different but it tastes similar, yeah.
GLENN: Is it --
PAT: Frozen custard.
GLENN: Is it an eastern thing? Where is that from?
PAT: I've gotten in the west. I haven't seen it out here much, but they may have it.
GLENN: Where was he? Wasn't he in Pittsburgh or something?
PAT: I'm not sure.
GLENN: We are so down on our custard story here. I'm sorry. We've been traveling all weekend. We got about two hours of sleep last night. So, we're not up on our custard story.
PAT: Not as much as we normally would be with a custard story.
GLENN: Yes, because we are really -- I mean, really, look at me.
PAT: We're into custard.
GLENN: Yeah. So -- I mean, I'll eat it. You can send it if you want. So, he's talking to the clerk. He's having some custard and I guess Biden asked, you know, for a discount.
PAT: Yeah. Well, he said, how much do I owe you? There is a little report on it and here's what happened.
VOICE: How much do I owe you?
PAT: How much do I owe you?
PAT: It's kind of hard to understand because it's being taken, I think, on a cell phone or something and so Biden says, What do I owe you? And he says, Oh, nothing. That's on us. Maybe just lower our taxes and we'll call it even.
VOICE: A few minutes after the Cops' manager's comments on taxes, there's another exchange.
PAT: You can say something nice instead of being such a smart ass all the time. Say something nice.
GLENN: Who the hell are you? Get the hell out.
PAT: The custard owner wasn't like that.
GLENN: I know. He said -- oh, he was very nice. Do you know why? Because everybody's a wimp. Everybody is a wimp.
STU: Are you calling the custard shop owner a wimp?
GLENN: Get the hell out of my shop! Who the hell do you think you are?! Yeah, if I wasn't a smart ass -- when did the Declaration of Independence become a smart ass comment, King George?
PAT: That was priceless. That should go down in history.
GLENN: I would love some of these people -- I would love the opportunity to be the custard store owner that day.
STU: Well, he just -- he said afterwards he came up and said he was just joking and it was a nice little warm exchange.
GLENN: Oh, okay. Biden wasn't joking.
STU: That guy, like that time he told the joke about the Indians, that was hilarious.
GLENN: If you weren't such a smart ass, that was such a joke.
STU: I mean, that guy is just filled with comedy. Just go into a Dunkin' Donuts and a 7/11. You've got to have a --
PAT: Those racist jokes are always so good.
STU: That's just hilarious. So, the guy is filled with comedy. Why wouldn't it be --
GLENN: Oh, he is comedy. He's filled with something else which I think the reason why maybe the President has flies swarming his mouth.
VOICE: In Delaware, the largest growth in the population is Indian Americans moving from India. I cannot go to a Seven 11 or a Dunkin' Doughnuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.
GLENN: Oh, my! That is so good.
PAT: He was just joking when he said this.
VOICE: You've got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and (inaudible.)
PAT: That's a story book.
GLENN: That is a story book, a clean African-American. It's a story book.
GLENN: If he wasn't such a smart ass -- I mean, if you want you know, maybe we'll call it even if you just cut our taxes. That's not a smart ass comment. That is your employer telling you what to do, Joe.
[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]