At one point during last year's presidential campaign, an intrepid reporter covering Governor Mitt Romney yelled out at him repeatedly, "What about your gaffes?"
If only we had a press corps willing to be so dogged in reporting and asking about the gaffes and more serious errors and violations committed by President Barack Obama and his team.
Vice President Joe Biden is on a trip to Europe, and he has committed gaffe after embarrassing gaffe. He claimed to have spent "half" his "life" on the National Security Council, when he's only served 4 years on it as vice president. He called Portugal "Poland," mixed up former Senators Sam Nunn and Dick Lugar, and claimed that Obama "doesn't want to go" to Iraq and Afghanistan. (Read the Weekly Standard's rundown of Biden's trip and msitakes here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-gaffes-his-way-across-europe_700254.html )
Biden, of course, gets a pass the way Obama and Hillary and most other Democrats get a pass from the leftwing press. When Republicans misspeak or make mistakes, the press is all over them, screaming out, "what about your gaffes?" and painting them as idiots. But when a key Democrat commits gaffes or makes mistakes, it doesn't get reported---and when it does, all is excused and forgiven.
"Mr. Vice President: what about your gaffes?" Maybe the real reason the press doesn't ask Biden about them is because there are just too many and we'd be here all day. That's ok, press corps. We've got all the time in the world.