You heard about it here last week on The Inquisitrwhen we told to about the petition on the White House Website to give our temperamental and often gaffe prone Vice President, Joe Biden, his own reality show. Despite the disappointing news that only 2044 Americans have signed the petition out of the 25,000 required for further consideration, the provocative idea received strong support yesterday from the hosts and guests on NBC’s Today Show.
After co-host Willie Geist mentioned the petition to his fellow panelists, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, well known for her progressive philosophy and liberal political stance, blurted out her appreciation for a Joe Biden Reality Show:
“Incredible idea, can I be the cameraman?…he’s the most entertaining man in politics.“
Another guest panelist, Attorney Star Jones, famous for being accused of lying about having a gastric bypass that allowed her to lose 160 pounds, was highly dismissive of the idea.:
“He’s the vice president! Do your job! We don’t want to see you on television. Alex, are you out of your mind?…I want him working, I don’t want him playing to the cameras. I don’t want him appealing to you and your base…”
Advertising executive Donny Deutsch gave his professional opinion of the idea of a reality show named “Ridin’ with Biden,” “Biden Time,” or “Literally Joe:”
“Here’s the interesting lesson for politicians, Chris Christie and Joe Biden, in reality TV, the word is ‘real.’ People want real people as politicians now….we want to see warts, we want to see human beings…. that’s the road map for future politicians.”
Of course, it has often been warts and all with the current Vice President, who critics derisively refer to as “Obama’s Insurance Policy.” Joltin’ Joe happily bullies everyone who dares to oppose his boss and constantly plants his foot in his own mouth. Here is a small sampling of what we might hear on a Joe Biden Reality show.
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe Biden, referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007
“Stand up, Chuck, let ‘em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008 (Watch video clip)
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006 (Watch video clip)
“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.” –Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008 (Watch video clip)
“I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you.” –Joe Biden, citing Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” (April 26, 2012)
“This is a big fu^king deal!” –Joe Biden, caught on an open mic congratulating President Barack Obama during the health care signing ceremony, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010
Not all of Biden’s comment’s are meant to be funny and some are highly offensive, especially when he is attacking the opposition. Republicans are still seething over his constant interruptions and Biden’s rude and dismissive attitude during the Vice Presidential debates and his over the top comments accusing Romney of trying to enslave African Americans:
“Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they’re proposing. [Romney] said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules — unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” –Joe Biden, speaking to a largely African-American audience in Danville, Va., Aug. 14, 2012
What do you think, my fellow Americans? Is it time for our articulate and charming Vice President to create a new precedent and become the first VP in history to host his own reality show? I don’t know about you, but I’ m betting betting “Bedtime With Biden” would be a laugh a minute!