Irish newspapers catch Biden in ‘clanger’

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Joe Biden greets Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland and his wife, Fionnuala, at the Naval Observatory, the vice presidential residence.

Joe Biden greets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife, Fionnuala, at the Naval Observatory, the vice presidential residence. Biden accidentally called the Irish first lady “Fiona,” according to the Irish Times. Photo: Getty

It may sound innocent to our ears, but it had Irish eyes frowning.

As the vice president of the United States welcomed the Irish prime minister and his wife to breakfast in Washington, he ended up with egg on his face, according to newspapers in the Republic and the North.

What did Joe Biden say? … Continue reading

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In 2012, politics made strange foes, friends

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Update: White House downplays notion that Biden was going to be jettisoned from 2012 ticket.

The rumors were true.

As the president geared up for reelection, his senior staffers wanted Hillary Clinton on the ticket and Joe Biden off, according to a new book that’s brimming with good gossip on both Dems and Republicans, including who supplied Harry Reid with info on Mitt Romney. Continue reading

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