(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - Joe Biden came up with an interesting metaphor tonight.
When telling the story of how his granddaughters had a slumber party with Barack Obama’s daughters during the week of the Democratic National Convention, Biden equated it to what he says Americans want.
“I believe that's a metaphor, a metaphor for what the country is looking for. They're looking for a sleepover with people they like!”
This is problematic on a number of levels.
Not least of which is the Obama campaign’s revelation that they are bedwetters.
And of course, Biden’s metaphor is just a variation on the same theme that “who would you want to have a beer with” represents.
But with the beer replaced by pj's.
Let’s up the metaphor alert from problematic to disturbing.
UPDATE: Asked what Biden meant, spokesman David Wade clarifies (?): "Could you imagine a sleepover with Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Phil Gramm and George Bush? I couldn't either."
True. Because they’re adults who outgrew sleepovers some time ago.
But apparently David Wade can imagine Joe Biden (and Obama) showing up on our doorstep with a sleeping bag and a toothbrush.Obama-Biden ‘08
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