"He peers helplessly into the teleprompter, searching for the lines that he will fumble: ‘end of quote’, he says aloud, like Will Ferrell’s comedy anchorman Ron Burgundy. He bungles the Pledge of Allegiance, and rallies with a plaintive ‘for real!’
‘It is estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk,’ he says of Covid-19, with an expression of complete seriousness.
He struggles to speak off the cuff, and his short-term memory is shot. ‘C’mon man!,’ he begs as he loses the thread yet again. But he can discourse fluently on quartermasters and department stores, and other images from the 1950s.
Last week, Biden flailed through the softest of softball questioning in a CNN townhall, with Anderson Cooper as his visibly anguished and tremulously kid-gloved panderer. Biden’s reply to a simple question about outsourcing reads like an excerpt from Finnegans Wake:
‘If we’re… if any of that is being purchase by any government agency, that it will not… we will not purchase anything that is not made in America… including, including the downrivers, er, line of, of what has to be done, all the parts. You can’t do what he’s doing now, you can’t do where he’s given tax break to companies that in fact go overseas, bring their… and then import their product back into the United States of America even though their headquarters is here, the chain know, you can go overseas and then bring it back even cheaper than you being able to produce it. So I’m going to make sure that it’s going to be made in America…’
What are the ‘downrivers’? Who is the ‘he’? Why are the chain? Is this ailing buffoon really the best the Democrats can do?" Dominic Green
"C'mon man!" "End of quote." What about the "downrivers?" Hey, he had ten people at his rally yestiddy. Ten! Things are looking up.
Hey! I have actually read "Finnegan's Wake." But, that was back in the fifties. I think. Maybe. pl