In a quote from George "Snuffleupagus" at ABC News, Biden: We 'Misread the Economy'
I think ole Joe has really stepped in it this time and his early exit is sure to be in the engineering phase.
"The truth is, we and everyone else misread the economy," Biden told me during our exclusive "This Week" interview in Iraq.
Biden acknowledged administration officials were too optimistic earlier this year when they predicted the unemployment rate would peak at 8 percent as part of their effort to sell the stimulus package. The national unemployment rate has ballooned to 9.5 percent in June -- the worst in 26 years.
"The truth is, there was a misreading of just how bad an economy we inherited," said Biden, who is leading the administration's effort to implement it's $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
Say it ain't so Joe! You mean the smartest, most talented and messianic figure ever to hold office in this great land is capable of a mistake? You mean the all knowing Messiah wasn't able to read the tea leaves and see into the future? You mean Mr. HOPE and CHANGE didn't know Bush messed things up so bad that there was no HOPE of CHANGE in the economic fortunes of this country? Come on man...where is your faith in "THE ONE"?
It's been fun and entertaining having you around Joe...but I fear you are about to have a sudden need to spend some time with your family or some such other excuse used by disgraced and rejected politicians...or maybe you'll have a sudden need to visit your mistress in some back woods South American country...or maybe an extended stay at an "Undisclosed Location"!
Now for the Red State pool on the stated reason why and when Joe will make his exit:
I'm guessing in three weeks Joe will say his commute from CT has become too burdensome...my only question is what gaff he'll make while announcing his early retirement!