Limbaugh 'Handpicked' Hoffman: Biden

Limbaugh: VP should 'reacquaint himself' with Constitution
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2009 2:55 PM CST
Congressional candidates in New York's 23rd district, from left, Democrat Bill Owens, Conservative Party Dan Hoffman, and Republican Dierdre Scozzafava. Scozzafava has dropped out of the race.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Joe Biden took aim at a variety of GOP and conservative opponents today at a rally for New York congressional candidate Bill Owens. The VP said Conservative candidate Douglas Hoffman was “handpicked” by Rush Limbaugh, adding that Hoffman is in line with conservatives like Sarah Palin who “will not tolerate” dissenting views, the Watertown Daily Times reports. Stand back!

Biden’s charge that Limbaugh enabled Hoffman’s candidacy by forcing out GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava set the conservative talk show host off, Mediaite reports. “Grow up and reacquaint yourself with our constitution,” Limbaugh said, before suggesting cryptically that the VP thinks American “colonists should have negotiated some deal with the King.” Palin shot back on Facebook, notes the Hill, suggesting “one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!”