Biden Bombs With Tiger Joke

One-liners only make some chuckle at Correspondents' Dinner
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2010 6:29 AM CDT
Updated Mar 18, 2010 7:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Joe Biden delivered plenty of one-liners at last night's Radio & Television Correspondents' Dinner—and he should definitely stick to his day job, writes Adrian Chen for Gawker. After reviewing his "unique brand of brain damaged-Toastmaster humor," Chen declares: "He bombed." The Huffington Post is kinder on the VP, calling some of his tongue-in-cheek jokes "very funny," and noting that he "seem to be well-received." The high (or low) points:

  • Biden on Tiger Woods: The job does have some perks, like when Tiger Woods came to see me and gave me some tips. Hey guys, they were golf tips.
  • Biden on returning from Israel: It's great to be back at a place where a boom in housing construction is actually a good thing.
  • Biden on St. Patrick's Day: You all know Saint Patrick was credited with banishing snakes from Ireland. But you guys all know the truth—sometimes—there were never any snakes in Ireland. Saint Patrick just made that up. Which for the first time explains, I realized, why he's the patron saint of Fox News.
  • Biden on his dog: You can see he's a Democratic dog. He's biting the hand that feeds him.

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