Biden Calls Dem-run D.C. 'Dysfunctional'

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Dysfunction in D.C.

Vice President Joe Biden made the media rounds Wednesday trying to point out all the good things the stimulus bill has done for the country. Now when he realized that, well, there weren't very many, well, he found a convenient excuse:


VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Washington right now is broken.

HARRY SMITH, CBS NEWS: You said to me at lunch, you said that you've never seen it this dysfunctional.

BIDEN: I have never seen it this dysfunctional.

People say the message out in Massachusetts election was to the Democrats, I think it was to everybody in public life. And it was, hey, guys, get your act together, get something going.


All right, let's see here: Broken and dysfunctional Washington. Now you think that has anything to do with the fact that Democrats control both Houses of Congress and the White House?

The Other Deficit

One reason the administration is spinning so hard on the subject of the stimulus is that the numbers just don't add up. For example, let's look at the state of Michigan. Now the White House Web site boasts, "Thanks to the Obama administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, real impact is already being felt across the state."

Now it also notes that the Recovery Act will create 109,000 jobs in Michigan. Vice President Joe Biden lowered that number — just a touch — in light of recent developments. Take a look:


BIDEN: The recovery act has created 2 million jobs nationwide and 69,000 here in the state of Michigan.


Now the vice president may have lowered the bar but not enough: Michigan has actually lost more than 162,000 jobs since the stimulus bill was signed.

Now the blog points out that actually puts the administration in deficit for job creation.

For the price of $846 billion, I think I'll call that a big huge rip-off.

Climate Chief Quits

Global warming alarmists find themselves in complete meltdown mode tonight as the United Nations top climate official has announced he will step down.

Yvo de Boer, who presided over the complete failure that was the Copenhagen conference, told the AP earlier today that he will leave his post in July. His departure comes at a time when the science behind so-called global warming is very much in doubt.

The Climate-gate e-mail scandal continues to unfold and the U.N.'s own climate panel is also under fire after it was revealed that it had sourced mountain climbing magazines and even student newspapers in its research.

No word on who's going to replace de Boer, but I hear Al Gore may be looking for work.

Elton Talks Shop

Finally, musician, celebrity and outspoken political activist Elton John is making his voice heard on matters of religion. And let's just say his interpretation of the Bible is, well, unconventional.

As for his take on Christianity, the star told Parade magazine: "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems."

I studied theology. I went to a seminary. How interesting — I wonder how I could have missed that when I read the bible.

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