Joe Biden revises his initial opinion on the “email” ad

Last night I wrote about the interview CBS’ Katie Couric did with Obama’s veep nominee Joe Biden in which he criticized the “McCain can’t send an email” ad, saying that if it were up to him he wouldn’t have run it.

In classic spinsational fashion, Biden has revised what he said to Couric. The OBiden campaign issued this statement late last night from Biden:

I was asked about an ad I’d never seen, reacting merely to press reports. As I said right then, I knew there was nothing intentionally personal in the criticism of Senator McCain’s views which look backwards not forwards and are out of touch with the new economic challenges we face today. Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Senator McCain’s ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize, especially when they continue to distort Barack’s votes on an issue as personal as keeping kids safe from sexual predators.

Apparently Senator Joe got a dressing down from Team Obama in response to the McCain campaign’s reaction to Biden’s initial comments:

“While the New York Times and other media outlets were silent in the face of Barack Obama’s shameless and dishonorable attack on John McCain, even Obama’s own running mate has now condemned the ad as ‘terrible,’ admitting he never would have approved it” spokesman Brian Rogers said. “Barack Obama has brought the sleazy gutter politics of Chicago to our national stage, exposing his call for a ‘new politics’ as a lie and embarrassing even his own running-mate with the low road campaign he’s running.”

LOL. It makes you wonder what else Senator Biden has commented on that he really “hasn’t seen.” :-?

Update/Related – 10:58 AM: Read about more O’Biden gaffes here.    Much more via Memeo.

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