‘Joe Biden: Sex Symbol?’

 

That’s the headline at Politico right now. I think this is one of those modern moments when words, and indeed life itself, temporarily cease to have meaning.

Joe Biden’s bringing sexy back— to the Medicare-eligible set…

That’s all I dare quote from this article. Bill Clinton made us ask what the meaning of “is” is. Now Biden is prompting me to contemplate the meaning of the word “symbol.” Or is it “sex” that needs defining here?

But ladies, please, this isn’t even a question, is it?

There are 21 comments.

  1. Casey Inactive

    Irresistible

    Vice-President.jpg

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    • October 2, 2012, at 11:57 AM PDT
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  2. crizzyboo Inactive

    No.

    • #2
    • October 3, 2012, at 1:03 AM PDT
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  3. Essgee Inactive

    I agree with crizzyboo!

    • #3
    • October 3, 2012, at 1:06 AM PDT
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  4. tabula rasa Member
    Anna M.: Whoever wrote that article is reaching so far that they’ve toppled over and slid face-first down a jagged mountainside, through a series of barbed-wire fences, and into the world’s largest (gently steaming) manure pile. 

    That’s all I have to say about that. · 48 minutes ago

    Anna: I hate it when people hold back. Tell us what you really feel.

    Your final image is indelible and aromatic.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 1:07 AM PDT
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  5. Britanicus Inactive

    Well, he’s appeared in some Hennessy ads before…

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    “Sensual, powerful..Biden..”

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    • October 3, 2012, at 1:14 AM PDT
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  6. Anna M. Inactive
    tabula rasa

    Anna: I hate it when people hold back. Tell us what you really feel.

    Your final image is indelible and aromatic. · 2 minutes ago

    Thanks, Tabula. I’ll try to be less repressed from now on. ;-)

    Besides, Biden/manure pile made a lot more sense than Biden/sex symbol

    Next time I’ll go the basil/lemongrass route when it comes to aromatics.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 1:25 AM PDT
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  7. Alcina Inactive

    I don’t even get President Eye-Candy. 

    • #7
    • October 3, 2012, at 2:20 AM PDT
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  8. David Williamson Inactive

    This must be what they meant by “Vote like your lady parts depend on it”.

    • #8
    • October 3, 2012, at 2:48 AM PDT
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  9. Profile Photo Member

    Well, his wife did brag about the size of his..um..manhood part.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 2:59 AM PDT
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  10. Sweezle Member

    Nothing excites me more than Biden promising me a free colonoscopy.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 3:54 AM PDT
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  11. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member

    Ewwww. Really. Ewwww.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 3:56 AM PDT
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  12. SlowerPussycatChillChill! Inactive

    Yes, why do they keep pushing President Tuvok and Crazy Uncle Joe as sex symbols? Even my favorite show, “Parks and Recreation”, had the character Leslie Knope fantasize about Biden. Now if you didn’t know Joe, and had never heard one of his mastodon-sized gaffes fall flat (on hard wood, no less), you might agree that he was a nice looking old gaffer. But grist for the fantasy mill? Nah….

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    • October 3, 2012, at 4:03 AM PDT
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  13. Essgee Inactive
    David Williamson: This must be what they meant by “Vote like your lady parts depend on it”. · 14 hours ago

    Actually no. If I voted like my lady parts depended on it, Biden would be no where near the voting booth, believe me.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 5:01 AM PDT
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  14. Indaba Inactive

    Did Biden have a diary that went public where he was admiring his hair after blow drying it? 

    If a vain man who cuddles a girl young enough to be his grand daughter (?) is sexy, good heavens but standards have fallen very low. Must be Hollywood standards.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 6:44 AM PDT
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  15. Indaba Inactive

    Nathan, your posts are terrific but my blood pressure gets rising every time I think about your topics. Your book is superb too.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 6:46 AM PDT
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  16. Nathan Harden Contributor
    Nathan Harden Post author

    Thanks indaba. Biden seems like a nice looking guy. But “sex symbol” seems by several steps a semantic stretch. Of course, there’s nothing more important for the media to be reporting on right now, right?

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    • October 3, 2012, at 7:12 AM PDT
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  17. Joan of Ark La Tex Member

    Is this an October Surprise thing? Or is it Michelle Obama’s scheme to purge the country of overweightness via Vomit and Permanent Loss of Appetite. 

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    • October 3, 2012, at 9:41 AM PDT
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  18. EJHill Podcaster

    Let’s take this by the horns, so to speak. When I buy my dog’s license every spring there are three choices under “sex,” M, F & N. Can Joe Biden symbolize any of those?

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    • October 3, 2012, at 12:03 PM PDT
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  19. Robert Barraud Taylor Inactive

    Joe Biden pick-up line: “Hey, do you like trains?”

    • #19
    • October 3, 2012, at 12:04 PM PDT
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  20. Carver Inactive

    “Investment”, “free”, “choice”, “free choice”, “fairness”, “fair share”, “rich”, “middle class”…

    The list of words redefined or simply stripped of meaning by the left is extensive. Whether it is a giant deconstructionist joke that we’re not in on or a haphazard strategy that will ultimately backfire is my question of the moment.

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    • October 3, 2012, at 12:07 PM PDT
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  21. Anna M. Inactive

    Whoever wrote that article is reaching so far that they’ve toppled over and slid face-first down a jagged mountainside, through a series of barbed-wire fences, and into the world’s largest (gently steaming) manure pile. 

    That’s all I have to say about that

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    • October 3, 2012, at 12:16 PM PDT
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