Chapter . Bumbling Biden
Throughout his public career, then-Senator Biden had a reputation for shooting off his mouth, not to mention embellishing a story from time to time. After becoming Vice President, Biden continued to live up to his reputation. When asked about the swine flu outbreak on NBC’s Today show, his efforts to calm American’s fears about the pandemic sounded more like a hypochondriac parent ranting on a health blog, implying that people avoid planes, subways, classrooms, and all other confined spaces. Unfortunately for Biden, he couldn’t avoid the cartoons.