Joe Biden spoke at a fundraiser last night. He came up with many new Bidenisms. But this one is my favorite, in reference to the Navy Seal operation that killed Bin Laden:
“You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.”
I'm a big fan of the Bin Laden operation and think it was plenty audacious. And I'm pleased that President Obama ordered the Navy Seals to do it (although I'd hope any President would do the same given the high probability of success and the nature of the target). But can you find a more audacious plan than this in the last 500 years? I think you might be able to find a few dozen from World War II alone, right?
I can't help but find Biden charming but he's messing up how you brag about your own administration. Let other people hype your accomplishments while you sound steadfast and humble. Bragging about your exploits and going over the top actually diminishes your accomplishments.