The Complete Bidenisms
Collecting the vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.
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"When we kicked—along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, "Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don't know—if you don't, Hezbollah will control it." —some historical revision during the 2008 vice presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 2008
"All you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me, where I spend a lot of time."—referring to one of his favorite hangout spots, along with a restaurant that had been closed for more than a decade during the 2008 vice presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 2008
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"—revising history slightly in an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008
"Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey. … I've got two, if he tries to fool with my Beretta, he's got a problem."—issuing a warning at a campaign event, Castlewood, Va., Sept. 20, 2008
"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America… She is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she's easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me." —Nashua, N.H., Sept. 10, 2008
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