Good Old Joe

The Vice President of the United States of America, or as we prefer to refer to him as over here at The Review, “Crazy Old Joe,” visited The College this past week on Friday. The past few months of the campaign have seen the 69 year old politician fumble repeatedly with gaffes that have ranged from absurd (“I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately”) to abominable (“[the Republicans are] going to put y’all back in chains” to a predominantly African-American audience).  

Ironically enough, Mr. Biden spoke at Cutter-Shabazz, an Academic Affinity house for those in the community of African descent.  While here, the Vice President managed to stay largely gaffe-free, which is somewhat of a feat in itself. Yet, turnout was low for the event with most students simply too busy to attend due to classes. Or simply too disenchanted. It appears that the love for the Obama campaign and its ancillaries has vanished in the wind along with his supposedly post-partisan politics.

Sadly enough, Dr. Biden did not avoid mistakes as well as her husband, falling into a rather unseemly metaphor which drew guffaws from the audience.

The O’Reilly Factor was also in attendance, hounding the Vice President to appear on the popular show and interviewing a few students around campus (including yours truly) for a humorous segment. All in all, the appearance was far from a smashing success and hinted of the likely defeat approaching the gentlemen in the White House.


–J.P. Harrington