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Leave Biden alone!

The US is closing schools if there are suspected cases of swine flu, and Mexico has closed every public gathering place, from government offices to restaurants. We're at a level 5 pandemic alert. So why are people harping on Biden's comments? He said exactly what everyone else is saying, including Obama - don't travel if you don't have to, especially to Mexico, and avoid large gatherings of people if you can. This isn't particularly new or controvertial.


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May. 1st, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Well duh, and it should if we want to contain a potential pandemic. My point is it's not like he's saying anything that isn't already being said.
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May. 1st, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
I didn't read it as anything other than what's already been said by Obama and health officials, but I guess that's just me.
May. 1st, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Come on Alan, please make a video of your post title; "Wah! Leave Biden Alone! Wah!". You could be the next great internet superstar! :p
May. 1st, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Perhaps my Whatnot could make a return appearance.
May. 1st, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's fun to make fun of politician's gaffes! How else are Stewart and Colbert supposed to earn their butter?

And Diamond Joe is full of hilarious gaffes. And yes, going on air and whipping people into a frenzy (because that's what happens when you're a politician and you go on air to tell everyone that airplanes are essentially disease death traps) over this "pandemic" that has killed 3.33333333 × 10-8 percent of the global population counts as a gaffe.
May. 1st, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
It's not a pandemic - yet. That's the point. An ounce of prevention and all that.

Still, whoever is in power can't win - if they go to all the trouble to prevent the disease, people say they're blowing things out of proportion, but if they don't do anything and it spreads, then they get blamed for not doing enough. I'd rather they err on the side of caution in this particular case, and I think they're doing a pretty damned good job, IMHO.
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