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a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” damookster Send a noteboard - 09/02/2024 02:41:32 PM

That was just one of the phrases used by Special Counsel Robert K. Hur to describe President Biden's testimony in the investigation into his handling of classified documents.

Here are some others:

“diminished faculties in advancing age”

“It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his 80s — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness,”

“He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2013 — when did I stop being vice president?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2009, am I still vice president?’),” the report said. “He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died.”

The fact that Biden is well known for his malapropism is nothing new. But these are not a collection of snippets across multiple events over a number of years. These are from 5 hours of recorded testimony that took place over two days in October 2023.

This from the response from Biden's lawyers:

“It is hardly fair to concede that the president would be asked about events years in the past, press him to give his ‘best’ recollections and then fault him for his limited memory,” the lawyers wrote. “The president’s inability to recall dates or details of events that happened years ago is neither surprising nor unusual.”

Ummm, really? The year his son died? The terms of his Vice Presidency? No biggee, huh?

I have a feeling that the next few months could become very interesting. What happens if both candidates are precluded from running? (we should be so lucky)



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a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” - 09/02/2024 02:41:32 PM 224 Views
I have suspicions about all of this, honestly. - 09/02/2024 03:38:56 PM 41 Views
yeah, me too - 09/02/2024 04:03:45 PM 39 Views
I'd take her in an instant. *NM* - 09/02/2024 05:42:29 PM 10 Views
Many would, but that wasn't my point. - 09/02/2024 05:48:40 PM 34 Views
Oh. That's amusing. *NM* - 09/02/2024 08:28:36 PM 10 Views
I'd immediately vote non-Democrat if she were the nominee - 11/02/2024 10:39:43 PM 24 Views
Oh, I think she's unqualified. But Biden is declining rapidly, and Trump is insane. *NM* - 12/02/2024 02:32:33 AM 10 Views
The border is key for many - 12/02/2024 05:41:44 PM 23 Views
Yeah, this is bad. - 09/02/2024 05:11:36 PM 43 Views
Re: Yeah, this is bad. - 09/02/2024 05:45:41 PM 34 Views
I never really understood the obsession with Michelle Obama... - 09/02/2024 09:46:41 PM 34 Views
Re: I never really understood the obsession with Michelle Obama... - 09/02/2024 10:59:29 PM 29 Views
It is literally that shallow - 10/02/2024 12:16:09 AM 27 Views
??? - 09/02/2024 11:00:42 PM 29 Views
I am Elizabeth, and Elizabeth means me! - 09/02/2024 11:21:59 PM 37 Views
Ok, weird - 09/02/2024 11:31:01 PM 30 Views
Oh. Yes. There have been some changes. - 10/02/2024 03:39:42 PM 39 Views
I see what you did there *NM* - 09/02/2024 11:41:47 PM 7 Views
people are going to go a little mad about this aren’t they? - 09/02/2024 06:22:50 PM 25 Views
It's news that the DOJ is making the case - 09/02/2024 10:57:24 PM 36 Views
There's a difference between the occasional slip of the tongue and the assessment in this report. - 09/02/2024 11:24:15 PM 36 Views
This has been going on for a long time - 12/02/2024 02:22:42 PM 24 Views
It's probably going to be Vivek Ramaswamy or Tim Scott or - 12/02/2024 05:33:45 PM 21 Views
Yeah, Noem certainly has been gunning hard for that position as well. - 12/02/2024 06:40:23 PM 28 Views
Because in the Cult of Leadership that is Trumpism - 12/02/2024 07:06:47 PM 29 Views
This is an excellent point that is often overlooked. - 12/02/2024 09:16:09 PM 26 Views
Yes, there are many similarities - and some interesting contrasts too. - 12/02/2024 11:33:55 PM 25 Views
On immigration, legal or otherwise - 13/02/2024 07:12:49 PM 23 Views
Such countries do often have pretty poor governance, yes... - 13/02/2024 10:31:51 PM 25 Views
Re: Yeah, Noem certainly has been gunning hard for that position as well. - 12/02/2024 07:42:39 PM 21 Views
Hah. Good point. *NM* - 12/02/2024 11:14:11 PM 7 Views
Bill Maher said pactically the same thing - 09/02/2024 11:52:54 PM 32 Views
Yes - 12/02/2024 02:25:20 PM 26 Views
That was a pretty damning report. - 10/02/2024 03:38:04 AM 32 Views
Meanwhile, Mexico now shares a border with Israel - 11/02/2024 10:45:35 PM 27 Views

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