(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.”
by Jove!! look who's talkin
Rove is so hard up he had to go to work for Fox. lol .. hmmm blowhard or desperado ? I'll vote for blowhard lol
and the GOP can do nothing but call people names.... what a pack of losers
Kudos to Senator Biden for taking the high road. That is the kind of change we need.
Karl Rove: The architect (of the big hole we are in).
A Rove says what?
Karl Rove for Jail 2008
I love you Joe! you will be a great VP!!
Karl Rove's 15 minutes of fame are coming to an end and that's all he has left. Pathetic. Fox Noise couldn't have selected a better TV personality for their "news".
LOVE MY OBAMA
LOVE MY BIDEN.
LOVE MY AMERICA.
ROVE IS THE UNDECLARED ENEMY OF
THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND
THE REASON HIS TACTICS HAVE WORKED, IS BECAUSE
WE HAVE ALLOWED ROVE & HIS AGENTS DIVIDE US.
Are you sure Rove wasn't talking about his protege Mr. Bush?
biden/palin debate :I thought the purpose of a debate was to gain understanding of a person's knowledge about a subject. As a woman, I personally think it is ludicrous to suggest that biden go easy on palin in regards to national security debates because she is a woman! what a con to make it sound as if biden is down on women because he adept in this area. talk about putting women down and discrediting them! we need informed, courageous people leading our country. I would rather think that this is a planned strategy to make it appear a good thing when actually it is a manipulation. If Palin can not hold her own in a debate with Biden how can she be expected to hold her own with foreign diplomats? if men are forced to treat Palin with kidd gloves it will set the women's movement back 20 years! Please!
You know when Karl Rove calls you names that YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!
God help Obama and Biden win, so they can put Rove and co. in jail.
Karl Rove is a nobody Period
CNN, what are you going to do WHEN BARACK IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN NOVEMBER?
Are you going to CONTINUE TO CENSOR "PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUPPORTERS"?
I guess you cannot deal with the truth, so you continue to ZAP my comments!
Why did you post the article about the OBAMA SUPPORTER WHO CROSSED OVER TO McCAIN, BUT IGNORED THE ARTICLE ABOUT HOWARD WOLFSON, NOW SUPPORTING BARACK. THERE WAS EVEN A WONDERFUL STORY IN WOLFSON'S CHANGE OF HEART, BUT GUESS WHAT FOLKS? I HAD TO FIND OUT ABOUT IT FROM HUFF POST!
ROVE AND THE REST OF THE REPUBLICANS CAN ALL MOVE TO CHINA , AND GIVE US BACK OUR COUNTRY!
CNN better run with this story to expose the mccain campaign and its operatives for what they really are. If a dem made a demeaning comment about Palin, there would be screams of sexism, ageism and every other "evil liberal" adjective out there.
CNN – why don't you do a story about the extent of Karl Rove's involvement in Mccain's campaign?
Dare you- and POST MY COMMENT FOR ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Distract much, Rove? Tryin' to take the spotlight off Little Miss Ice Chip and all her S-C-A-N-D-A-L-S?
Rove should been put in jail for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
REMEMBER: It is not what you are called, but what you answer too that matters.
By the Way. That is Vice President Blowhard Doofus to Mr. Rove
Rove is a coward
I used to call people 'doofus' when I was four.
I have much admiration for Rove. He got the biggest dufus of all time elected twice...hes a smart guy.