Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Breaking Silence

I cannot resist. Pop quiz. Who believes the following?

1. TV was a popular medium in 1929.
2. Franklin Roosevelt was President in 1929.
3. The Alaskan Pipeline was a bad idea.

Answer: Senator Joseph Biden.

He said 1 and 2 when interviewed recently by Katie "softballs to liberals" Couric. She said nothing to challenge him. Biden voted against the Alaskan pipeline bill in 1973, one of only five senators to do so. Perhaps he was worried about staining the tundra.

I was happy to hear the NPR quiz show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" lampoon Biden last weekend. It was, as the Brits say, a "howler."

OK, back to silence.