The vice president produced two fresh Bidenisms this week. Please continue to send your nominations (with a link, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, and our stab at a definition, see "The Complete Bidenisms."
"I refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 20th century."—Making a prediction about the economic prospects for the previous century during a speech at Delta College, Saginaw, Mich., Feb. 16, 2010
Click here to see video of Biden's comments.
"It's just simply not true that the president of the United States is not prosecuting the war against al-Qaida with a vigor that's never been seen before."—Using a triple negative to describe the president's handling of terrorism during an appearance on Meet the Press, Feb. 13, 2010
Click here to see video of Biden's comments. The Bidenism is at 9:27.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
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Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.