Vice President Joe Biden had his “oops” moment Wednesday speaking in a 49er-crazed San Francisco when he told a crowd at a city political fundraiser that “the Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl.”
Biden spoke at a closed event in the city’s financial District at the Bently Reserve when he made the gaffe, according to a White House pool report released today.
The comment by Biden drew immediate “good-natured” boos from the crowd, according to the report by Josh Richman of the Oakland Tribune, who was the only local print reporter allowed to cover the event.
After suggesting that the Giants were heading to the Super Bowl, Biden quickly recognized the gaffe and and explained he was accustomed to thinking in terms of the San Francisco Giants and their baseball wins. His next reference was to the “49ers on their way” to the Big Game.
Ahhh, Joey B. Can’t live with him – can’t live withou– .. can’t live with him …:
Howard Portnoy at Hot Air provides an interesting footnote to the Giants gaffe:
One hopes that [SF Chronicle reporter Carla] Marinucci, who has had some unpleasantness with this administration, is having a hearty laugh over Biden’s latest blunder. Last April, she was banished from covering future presidential visits to the Bay Area because she made a cell phone video recording of Biden’s thin-skinned boss getting razzed by disenchanted one-time supporters.
I hope video soon surfaces of Biden’s latest foot-in-mouth moment! I bet Breitbart would be willing to pay big for it.