That is if you beleive in Biden's honesty in the first place
Katie Couric asked Joe Biden in lib-speak about the horrible ad Obama put out about John McCain not being able to do Rubic's Cubes and use a computer. (Note to those who don't know about the ad --- John McCain's war injuries don't allow him to type or do some of those actions. The ad made fun of him.)
Biden rightfully said initially that it as "terrible" and he didn't have anything to do with it, wouldn't have or something along those lines. There's the honesty. Then Katie asks another question about Obama approving the ad and Biden realizes what his mouth has just done.
He starts to do his double-back, about face, try to save face sputtering. You can see in his eyes that he realizes he has just gotten himself caught in another deep, deep hole so he starts spinning, goes on to attack
Later he released an official statement saying he was wrong. He stands by the ad, he hadn't seen it at the time he talked about it... It's the statement the Obama campaign made him put out. It's posted below. One comment on the so-called negative ads --- there are groups keeping tabs on who's put out more negative ads and who's stretching the truth the most and guess what? Obama's winning that particular race.
The body language and touching was something I found interesting. At one point Katie reaches over and lightly pushes Biden's leg in a jokingly chiding manner. Anyone think she'd be so chatty and cuddly cute friendly with John McCain or Sarah Palin? She's going to interview Sarah Palin so that one should be interesting. Think she's going to call her girl-friend?
Here's some info I found on the Internet about the interview (just the top 3 or 4 on Google's list when I put in "biden statement couric ad" while looking for the official statement (which I've posted at the end):
Couric Has Cushy Chat with Biden, Will She Be as Warm with Palin ...
Sep 22, 2008 ... COURIC: Did Obama approve that ad? He said he did, right? BIDEN: The answer is I don't think ... Katie's first statement to Average Joe was. ...newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2008/09/22/couric-has-cushy-chat-biden-will-she-be-warm-palin - 79k - 10 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Media Matters - Couric didn't challenge McCain's false claim that ...
Aug 24, 2008 ... John McCain, Katie Couric did not challenge McCain's false claim that Sen. ... BIDEN: I think I stand by the statement. [end video clip] ...mediamatters.org/items/200808240008 - 26k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Behind The Scenes With Joe Biden, CBS News Anchor Katie Couric ...
I just think that was- COURIC: Did Obama approve that ad? ... Politico - Joe Biden offered perhaps his most off-message statement yet since being tapped as ...beltwayblips.com/story/behind_the_scenes_with_joe_biden_cbs_news_anchor_katie/ - 48k - 10 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Video - Biden: Obama ad attacking McCain "Terrible" - White House '08
Sep 22, 2008 ... Joe Biden, D-Del., distanced himself from an Obama-Biden TV ad. Katie Couric asked Biden about the "tone of the campaign" adding that "you ...beltwayblips.com/video/biden_obama_ad_attacking_mccain_terrible/ - 10 hours ago - Similar pages - Note thisMore results from beltwayblips.com »
Biden Deplores Own Campaign's Ad - September 23, 2008 - The New ...
Sep 23, 2008 ... "I thought that was terrible," Mr. Biden told news anchor Katie Couric after she made reference to the ad while asking about the tone of the ...www.nysun.com/national/biden-deplores-own-campaigns-ad/86380/ - 8 hours ago - Similar pages - Note this
Biden's official statement:
“I was asked about an ad I’d never seen, reacting merely to press reports. As I said right then, I knew there was nothing intentionally personal in the criticism of Senator McCain’s views which look backwards not forwards and are out of touch with the new economic challenges we face today. Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Senator McCain’s ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize, especially when they continue to distort Barack’s votes on an issue as personal as keeping kids safe from sexual predators."