Biden Speechless? SNL Lampoon Does the Trick

By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2008 6:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – If there’s one thing Joe Biden is famous for, it’s his ability to talk. And talk. And talk some more. But after ABC’s Diane Sawyer showed the Democratic VP nominee a clip of Saturday Night Live lampooning his debate performance, Biden laughed so hard he was rendered speechless for a good spell, the Washington Post reports. "Oh God. I wish I had that much hair," he said, eventually.

When asked why Biden went into such hysterics, a campaign spokesman replied, "Joe Biden spent more time laughing than Governor Palin has answering questions. But who can blame him? That skit was the second funniest thing I have ever watched. The first was when John McCain said he's a maverick."