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06-09-09, 08:43 PM #1
Another Biden Gaffe - He Mistakenly Claims New Hudson River Tunnel Project Will Accomodate Cars - It's for trains only
Avid train rider and Vice President Joe Biden, on a conference call Monday with reporters, mistakenly claimed that the planned Hudson River tunnel between New Jersey and Midtown Manhattan would provide a much-anticipated route for automobiles.
Problem is, it's for trains.
The $8.7 billion tunnel is among the largest new projects to be funded in the Obama administration's $787 billion stimulus package.
"Look, this is designed, this totally new tunnel, is designed to provide for automobile traffic," Biden said, according to The Record of Bergen County. "It's something, as you know, up your way, that's been in the works and people have been clamoring for for a long time."
The Record, which asked Biden the tunnel-related question on the call, called the vice president out on the error. The north Jersey newspaper noted that the tunnel would accommodate more New Jersey Transit trains during peak hours -- cars are not part of the equation.
The mistake is notable given the former Delaware senator's well-documented affinity for trains and frequent Amtrak commutes between Washington and Wilmington during his Senate years. Biden also inadvertently irked public transit when he warned Americans in late April not to travel in "confined places" for fear of contracting swine flu.
06-10-09, 01:49 AM #2Chief Wheaties PisserVerified LEO
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I can see the Messiah slapping his forehead, looking down and muttering to Michelle, "What in the hell was I thinking?!"
06-10-09, 01:55 AM #3
Just remember he's only one heartbeat away...............SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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06-10-09, 05:45 AM #4"If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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06-10-09, 09:36 AM #5
The Administration should use some o' dat "Swamp Mafia Voodoo" to shrink Biden's head and stitch his mouth shut. After all, the skull should be the same size as what's inside.
06-10-09, 11:35 PM #6
+ 1 at the visual.
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06-12-09, 01:09 AM #7
Reminds me of Al Gore many years ago..."Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. And sometimes they need to go to jail."
06-12-09, 09:36 AM #8
There should be a sub-forum dedicated to just this guy and his f-ups
06-12-09, 08:28 PM #9
Biden should act like he's a rookie in FTEP - sit in the passenger seat and STFU.
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