10 classic Joe Biden verbal gaffes

The vice president is taking flak for a remark he made this week, prompting us to recall some of his finer misspeaks—including one from Wednesday.

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So naturally, the big political story this week is about Vice President Joe Biden’s latest verbal gaffe.

On Tuesday, Biden told an audience in Virginia that the big banks, which Romney has promised to “unshackle” from regulations, are “gonna put y’all back in chains.” It’s been pointed out that at least half of the audience was African-American, so the vice president must’ve been evoking images of slavery.

Biden’s PR handlers claim he misspoke and had intended to say “unshackle.”

Either way, Republican pundits had a hissy fit, with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani calling the vice president “dumb” and others—among them Sarah Palin—insisting Biden is unfit for the job.

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