Biden: “Less bad still isn't good.”

And furthermore, I do not look like one of the Founding Fathers.  (ap)

You're right — that is looksist and wrong. But that earlier post about how Joe Biden's vice presidency came about through an apparent coin toss gave Beltway Confidential a hankering to see what the VPOTUS is up to today. It turns out, the usual shenanigans. Biden had a pair of DNC fundraisers today in Florida — first stop, Boca Raton. From the pool report:

VPOTUS spoke from 1:09 p.m. to 1:40 p.m., but made no big news.

His comments were general about most of his central topics: economy,
world affairs, health care.

“We inherited a Godawful mess.”

On international affairs VPOTUS said he has traveled more than “any vice
president in American history” in his first eight months in office.

He defended the bailout of banks even though “our constituents would
rather have us go out and save rattlesnakes in Arizona.”

Huh? Anthony Mann of the South Florida Sun Sentinel filed an excellent pool report. He even got the menu: poached salmon, pasta and quiche. Hmm. Quiche. Wine and passion fruit spritzer also were available. Tickets for the event, at the home of Dem fundraiser Mark Gilbert and wife, Nancy, were $1,000, $10,000 and $30,000. Ka-ching.

VPOTUS said people should not underestimate Obama. “This guy's got a
backbone like a ramrod.”

On the economy he said, “I don't know of any president who inherited a
more complicated set of data and complicated circumstances.”

VPOTUS said things are improving on the economic front. “Everybody's
forgotten” how bad it was eight months ago. “We're getting to the end of
this toboggan run.”

         Just saying.

Beltway ConfidentialUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Departing U.S. attorney predicts corruption probe will continue

David Anderson shook up City Hall as top federal prosecutor

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton has been asked to mediate union contract talks. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Walton tapped to mediate teacher contract talks

District and union at odds over hours in-person students should be in the classroom

California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)
California could receive 380K doses of new J&J COVID vaccine next week

California could receive 380,300 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Continue reading

Disability advocates protested outside the home of San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon. (Courtesy Brooke Anderson)
Vaccine rollout plan for people with disabilities remains deeply flawed

On February 13, disability activists paid a visit to the house of… Continue reading

A Bay Area Concrete Recycling facility that opened on PG&E property in 2019. Former PG&E employees have been accused of accepting bribes from Bay Area Concrete. (Courtesy of Bay Area Concrete Recycling via ProPublica)
Lawsuit reveals new allegations against PG&E contractor accused of fraud

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation Utility giant Pacific Gas &… Continue reading

Most Read