Bidenisms: A collection of the vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.

Bidenisms: A collection of the vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.

Bidenisms: A collection of the vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.

The vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.
Jan. 29 2010 1:10 PM

This Week's Bidenisms

Collecting the vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.

The vice president produced four fresh Bidenisms in a post-State of the Union interview with NBC's Today Show this week. Please continue to send your nominations (with a link, please) to slatebidenisms@gmail.com. For more, and our stab at a definition of a Bidenism, see " The Complete Bidenisms."

"Well, you know, look, that's the reason he ran for president, to separate the future from the past."—Explaining to NBC's Meredith Vieira how President Barack Obama hopes to change the culture of Washington, Jan. 28, 2010

Click here to see video of Biden's comments. The Bidenism is at 1:49.

 "Well, I say, they're going to start to see unemployment grow this spring."—Telling Vieira what jobless Americans can expect in the new year, Jan. 28, 2010

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Click here to see video of Biden's comments. The Bidenism is at 0:34.

"Had we won that race, what would people be saying? It wouldn't have changed materially one way or another the state of the nation had we won or lost that race. We'd still have 59 votes." —Offering a sunny perspective on the Democratic defeat in the Massachusetts special Senate election and the loss of the party's critical 60-vote filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Jan. 28, 2010

Click here to see video of Biden's comments. The Bidenism is at 3:58.

"A-plus, but then again I'm prejudiced. Let me step back—at least an A [laughter]."—Grading Obama's first State of the Union address with unique Biden-esque charm, Jan. 28, 2010

Click here to see video of Biden's comments. The Bidenism is at 5:20.