Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Biden Rewrites History

Heard about this on Rush Limbaugh, but here is a quote from Joe Biden:
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
Biden was talking about our current financial crisis and making a comparison to the Great Depression.

Two problems:

1. There was no TV in 1929. My history is a little fuzzy, so I will say this, TV was not widespread in America, but it may have existed in 1929.

2. FDR was not president in 1929, Herber Hoover was. FDR was not elected until 1932.

You would think a man like Biden would know that?

Oh, by the way, I don't get the princes of greed reference. Is Biden excusing the actions of the Wall Street Barons of 80 years ago or the Wall Street morons of today?

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