Friday, October 12, 2012

Look out, Joe Biden! The Brits are coming after your teeth!

Hey, when it comes to analyzing (or criticizing) debates between the vice-presidential candidates, there’s irrelevance. And then there’s supersize irrelevance. Or maybe super-duper-humongous size.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see my cranky piece about Republicans thinking that Biden laughing on TV last night was somehow “rude.” (What was he supposed to do? Nod sagely and say, “Those lies are absolutely right?”)

And we had those “serious” news guys from CNN counting the number of minutes and seconds each of the candidates spoke on each of the topics that came up, thus revealing….um, uh, mmm, unnh….

But now I find brewing – I suppose it’s on Fleet Street – a new pinnacle of irrelevance. Turns out some reporter for the conservative (natch!) Daily Mail wants to do a story on Joe Biden’s teeth – you know, the pearlies that were revealed when Biden had a few chuckles over some of Paul Ryan’s preposterous  claims about budget matters, Social Security and Medicare.

A services called HARO (an acronym for “Help A Reporter Out”) sends out thrice-daily e-mails from journalists desperately seeking information. And that’s where I found this muckracker in search of a scandal, perhaps pertaining to Joe Biden's dental bills or an implication of vanity:

Biotech and Healthcare1) Summary: Joe Biden's dentures Name: Hugo Gye Daily Mail - OnlineCategory: Biotech and Healthcare Email: Media Outlet: Daily Mail - Online Deadline: 5:00 PM EST - 12 October  Query: 

I'm looking for a dentist or prosthodontist to advise on what
sort of dental work Vice President Joe Biden has had and how 
much it might have cost.
Cross-posted at No More Mr. Nice Blog 

1 comment:

Patricia said...

That takes nerve, coming from a country known for their heinous teeth. But hey Crank, that moderator wiped the floor with Lehrer! I loved that Biden laughed at Ridiculous Paul Ryan. Numbers that don't add up. Takes too long to do the math. Lie after lie coming out of his mouth. Mularkey indeed!