Friday, May 01, 2009

"We're sorry..."

CNN — The White House apologized Thursday "if anybody was unduly alarmed" by Vice President Joe Biden's comments that seemed to suggest Americans should avoid air travel or confined spaces of any kind.
They went on to say that a new Office of Apologizing For Biden Gaffes, complete with a cabinet-level Secretary of Apologizing, was being formed, and that under new Executive Branch policies, it would be a lean, efficient office, costing no more than $750M over the next four years to operate.

While no official announcement of who the appointee for Secretary of Apologizing will be has been made, Washington insiders say Arianna Huffington has the job in a headlock.


Grumpyunk said...

I still don't know just how bad this Flu is, but staying out of enclosed spaces like that makes sense if you have an option.

So did they apologize because he was correct or because they don't want to scare the populace?

atlharp said...

Well if they are going to make that a cabinet post,in all fairness, it needs to have the budget of the Pentagon! That mann cannot keep his mouth shut. I guess that's what happens when you are soooo much smarter than everyone else.

Ken said...

They could just arrange for him to be subtitled at all times. Of course, in the end it would be all "Those responsible have been sacked," followed by "Wi not trei a holiday in Sweden this year?"

Tam said...

A moose once bit Joe Biden.

Ken said...

And promptly died. Vets couldn't decide whether it was anaphylactic shock or sheer disgust.

Brigid said...

They're probably looking for something for Bill C. to do. He could be the "apology czar", bet he's had a lot of practice at that at home.

Assrot said...

Joe Biden kind of reminds me of Dan Quayle and Al Gore. Maybe he's their love child.


Have a nice weekend,


Rabbit said...

Bill C.'s experience at home is with groveling and begging, not apologizing.