Sun, 03 May 2009 08:30:15 +0000 – By Michael GoodwinColumnist, New York Daily News/FOX News Contributor
It was the comment that launched a million laughs and got Vice President Biden a trip to the White House woodshed. It also got the President's flack a dose of ridicule for trying to spin Biden's "family" tips for avoiding swine flu.
Yet hold the jokes and consider this: What if Biden was right to warn his family to stay away from planes, trains, classrooms and other crowded spaces? Shouldn't we all give our families the same warning?
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Maybe this is one of those times.
But even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Maybe this is one of those times.
I say "maybe" because nobody knows for sure. Ultimately, uncertainty is why Biden gave his family the warning.
The vice-president, who suffered a devastating family tragedy 35 years ago, clearly wants to be safe rather than sorry. Can you blame him?
I don't. And I suspect lots of people are thinking the same thing but afraid to say it, including many in government.
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