Blasphemy! Joe Biden Claims His Dog Is Better Than Bo

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One of the less-controversial jokes told at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night was this one by President Obama:

All this change hasn't been easy. Change never is. So I've cut the tension by bringing a new friend to the White House. He's warm, he's cuddly, loyal, enthusiastic. You just have to keep him on a tight leash. Every once in a while he goes charging off in the wrong direction and gets himself into trouble. But enough about Joe Biden.

Everybody laughed, and it was okay, because Joe Biden's moments of lunacy are something we can all agree on, as opposed to, say, the merits of Rush Limbaugh's continued existence. But while everyone was snickering at his expense, Biden took the joke to heart, and, deeply hurt by Obama's slight, struck back the next day in a particularly personal way: He mocked the Most Important Dog in the World.

Apparently, unbeknownst to anyone, Biden has a dog of his own, and he's claiming that it's a better dog than Bo Obama — a bizarre, unsupportable position he would be better off keeping to himself. But he isn't. "I've got a dog that lives with me," Biden told a bunch of schoolkids in Syracuse yesterday. "The smartest, coolest dog in the world." Then, just to make his petty agenda crystal clear, Biden took it a step further: "My dog is smarter than Bo, his dog." That might sting Obama if it were actually true. But we'd like to see Biden's dog get its own damn book deal and do media interviews. We really would.

Biden insults President Obama’s dog at Syracuse [Vote Blog/Christian Science Monitor]