(CNN) – If Sen. Joe Biden was hurt that Republican operative Karl Rove called him a “big blowhard doofus” at an event in Minneapolis Monday, he didn’t show it.
On hearing the news, Biden grinned and said “he’s a great American.”
The blog Politicker ME reports that at a Maine delegate breakfast at the Republican National Convention, Rove, the so-called “architect” of the Bush administration, called Biden a “big blowhard doofus.” Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, is notorious in Washington for being talkative at Senate hearings.
Later, in response to a different question, Rove is reported to have asked "Is there press in this room?"
Biden addressed the criticism during a flight on his campaign plane Monday evening. A reporter asked if the senator would now answer to “Senator Doofus.”
“You can call me anything you want,” he said. “I learned a long time ago you can call me anything you want.”
Both political parties have made a point in recent days to draw down partisan rhetoric as Hurricane Gustav threatened the Gulf Coast. Biden said he would have no trouble drawing his sword in the weeks to come.
“I don’t think we’ll have any trouble resuming the campaign,” he said. “I guess Karl did it already. I guess he didn’t get the memo.”
Biden’s campaign spokesman quickly released a statement rebuking Rove for the comments.
“It’s more than a little sad that with another hurricane heading for the Gulf Coast, Karl Rove is up to the same old attack politics that he practically patented while helping dig a deep hole for our country to get out of,” said Biden Spokesman David Wade. “Americans deserve better, especially at a time like this.”
At least Biden has not refused to testify in front of congress. If Biden is a doofus, Rove is the king of the cowardly doofus. Rove, be a man and tesify in front of Congress instead of hiding.
Sounds tame in comparison to the things the individuals in the Bush admin have been called by the Left over the past 8 years.
Please stick to the issues–this is just "same old-same old" campaign garbage–
Should we expect anything different from Rove? This joker's time in politics is coming to an end. Should we all be blessed when justice is served and this "A" hole will be in jail pretty soon for all of the corrupt things he's done......what goes around always comes around.....darkness ALWAYS comes to light!
The Bush Administration didn't want him anyway, especially after the "Rove" scandal
Note my words"soon Karl Rove will ended in jail
Thank you soccer ball face Karl Rove for giving us George Bush the greatest president ever, dummy go figure, Just say no to 4 more years of Bush
Good job Biden!! Don't give baldylocks a second thought.
Yeah but he's our blowhard and I think he's a great addition to team Obama!
How about the crap that Rove said to get Bush in the White House? It is just Rove spewing his usual. Rove has come to symbolize why the country is sick of the GOP.
I thought the Republicans said they wouldn't engage in such things while Gustav was such a threat. I'm sure Biden's answer will be strongly denounced as partisan at a time of national crisis.
That's funny coming from the party that insures that blowhards have a steady job. Blowhards like Limbaugh & Hannity carry the Republican standard proudly with their endless hypocrisy. Anything coming from the mouth of Mr. lie, lie, lie, repeat (Rove) is a joke.
Nothing wrong with what Rove said - he's right on about Biden!
Who cares what Mr. Potato-Head calls Biden? I'd take it as a compliment considering the source!
Wonder what Rove has to say about the success of Sarah Palin's abstinence-until-marriage campaign. Maybe something like "She's a sweet little blowhard doofus" but she's OUR doofus."
Pelosi, Reid and many other on the left have said a lot worse about President Bush. However I give props to Biden for just taking it in stride.
What??????? I thought Rove was in Jail...They let that convict out?
Rove go testify then you can talk you...blow hard doofus.
Mr. Rove should stop wasting his time on childish insults and put his energy towards making sure he's protected from the FLAYING he's all but certain to get if the Dems win the White House. He's only got 4 months left.
Rove, Is an american, I call you a Traitor and a war criminal and I sincerely hope that one day justice will be heapt upon you.
it's funny to imagine a chubby little karl rove, the fat kid no one liked, mumbling obscenities about the bigger kids who made fun of him.
only problem is......
Haha, this is basically a good thing for Biden. I consider anyone who Karl Rove calls a doofus my friend.
Karl should watch out who he is calling Doofus. Didn't he plan and execute the brilliant Republican election that netted 0 out of 6 wins for the Senate?