The Obama administration is on it's third day and the Vice President has already put his foot in his mouth.
( I had a week in the office pool.)
Vice President Joe Biden was unaware that he was to swear in the senior staff at a White House ceremony on Wednesday.
Joe Biden tried to make light of being unprepared by making a joke that his memory was not as good as John Roberts, The Chief Justice of the United States.
It sounded like those in attendance had a good laugh. With the exception of his boss.
The President of the United States.
President Obama was clearly not amused with his Vice President.
When I first saw this on the news, my first inclination was that Obama could not take a joke.
However, I thought more about it and realized that Obama was right not to dignify this "joke" with laughter.
I believe by not condoning Biden's remarks, Obama made a point that this type of behavior will not be tolerated from anyone in his administration.
I can respect Obama's reaction.
Anyone want to bet on when Joe Biden's next gaffe will be?
Below is a clip of the Vice President's gaffe from You Tube.
Saturday Night Live will probably have a field day with this: