When will politicians learn? Sometimes they are better off just staying out of our world. I know sports references are an effective way of relating with the common voter and connecting with the people, but if you aren’t going to do your research and be totally on your game just leave the sports at home. The latest culprit is Vice President Joe Biden, who recently referred to the San Francisco 49ers as the “Giants.” From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Vice President Joe Biden had his “oops” moment Wednesday speaking in a 49er-crazed San Francisco when he told a crowd at a city political fundraiser that “the Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl.”
Biden spoke at a closed event in the city’s financial District at the Bently Reserve when he made the gaffe, according to a White House pool report released today. The comment by Biden drew immediate “good-natured” boos from the crowd, according to the report by Josh Richman of the Oakland Tribune, who was the only local print reporter allowed to cover the event. After suggesting that the Giants were heading to the Super Bowl, Biden quickly recognized the gaffe and and explained he was accustomed to thinking in terms of the San Francisco Giants and their baseball wins. His next reference was to the “49ers on their way” to the Big Game.
In any other situation this could qualify as an honest mistake, with both the Giants and Niners being teams from San Francisco. The problem is the team the Niners are facing this weekend also happens to be — well, you know. Apparently Biden learned nothing from the Hawkeye-Buckeye mix-up we had a few weeks ago with Rick Perry’s party.
H/T to @alana_g for the story