Grapevine: Biden's way with words

VP's latest gaffe on the trail


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

A Way with Words

It's been a rough few months for Vice President Joe Biden who in August told a Virginia crowd that together they could win North Carolina and last week mixed up Ohio and Iowa.

The Vice President was on the trail this weekend endorsing Senate candidate Tim Kaine when his words got away from him again.


VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: It's good to be in a state that's going to be represented by Tim Kaine. What a guy! There is a decent, honorable man. That man has more integrity in his little finger than most people have in their whole body. I'm a big Tom Kaine fan -- a big Tom Kaine fan!


Governor Tim Kaine zinged Biden on Twitter -- quote -- "Thanks to the VPOTUS for the shout out today. I love Jay Biden!"

Split Decision

Daily Beast Columnist Andrew Sullivan compared Governor Romney's supporters to the American South on ABC's “This Week“

Quote -- "If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it's the Confederacy, entirely.  You put the map of the Civil War over this electoral map, you've got the Civil War."

Washington Post columnist George Will didn't let that comment sit -- quote -- "Two possible explanations. A lot of white people who voted for Obama in 2008 watched him govern for four years and said, 'Not so good. Let's try someone else.' The alternative, the Confederacy hypothesis, is those people somehow for some reason in the last four years became racist."

Movin' On Up?

And finally, a sad and weird story.

Sherman Hemsley -- the star of "The Jeffersons" -- has yet to be laid to rest three months after his death.

His body is actually in cold storage in Texas, awaiting the result of a DNA test.
A man claiming to be the actor's brother, is suing his former manager and roommate -- who is the sole beneficiary of Hemsley's will -- over the $50,000 estate.

In the will, Hemsley referred to the woman as his beloved partner.

Hemsley had said in media interviews he was an only child.