September 15th, 2008
08:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Biden introducer: Palin is 'bucket of fluff'

FLAT ROCK, Michigan (CNN) – Barack Obama and Joe Biden have been saving their fire on the stump for McCain and all but ignoring Sarah Palin. But a nervous supporter who introduced Biden in Flat Rock didn’t have any qualms about jabbing the Alaska governor.

“Barack Obama has made an intelligent choice for the vice presidency,” said Barbara Theaker from the podium, “How so very different this is from that bucket of fluff that the Republican candidates have chosen for the same position.”

Watch the introduction at Monday's Biden rally

Biden smiled and moved towards the edge of the stage feigning an attempt at escape but came back, taking the mic a few minutes later. “I’ll tell you what, you are good,” Biden said. “My lord, all I need is ten of you in America and this is a walk home.”

Filed under: Joe Biden • Sarah Palin
soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Barbara - NC

    If she gets in DC we can expect to see every democrat fired from the congress and the senate (or maybe just disappear).

    September 15, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  2. Jim in Orlando

    Bucket of fluff ? Then give me more fluff ! I not only will vote for McCain and his "fluff", but I donated money too. How come you Dems are so scared of "fluff" ... LOL !

    September 15, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  3. Barbara - NC

    WV and KY will vote for them because they don't want to vote for a G. D. Nig–r.

    Straight from the mouth of my redneck relatives there. Sorry.

    September 15, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  4. Judy Becker

    McCain was really sligh picking Palin! I was a Hillary follower but now an Obama person as McCain is more of the same old horrible policies. I think Sarah Palin is a disgrace to the all females of America. She has not earned her place as Hillary Clinton has.
    Obama is the future & McCain is the final nail on the casket of America in my opinion. I hope America does not get caught up in the
    Palin Fluff and vote for Obama to save us all! God Bless America and
    hopefully the average American and young America will get out & vote.
    McCain is too old to have a objective view & too stuck in the old ways.
    I am 60 years old & followed politics since I was 8 years old. I am still
    upset over Al Gore getting the election stolen!

    September 15, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  5. GO BABS!

    They need you as an opening act for for all of Joe's speeches.

    September 15, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  6. McCryptKeeper/Cruella 08

    Sacto Joe

    they Won't, Wait til she's in a debate with Joe Biden. She already made a joke of herself with Charlie Rose..."We can see Russia from Alaska" and "what aspect Charlie" of the Bush doctrine? LOL

    September 15, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  7. S. Boatman

    She Is More Like A Bucket Of Poo!

    September 15, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. AA

    Joe is idling right now, warming up.

    I can't wait for the debates.

    What do you think the debates will look like when they ask foreign policy questions to the Joe, you know, the one who sits on the foreign policy committee, then the same question to the one that has never left the country but can see Russia.


    September 15, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  9. Democrat for John McCain

    CNN likes to publish these headlines because they are biased. They are in the tank with MSNBC. Larry King, Wolf Blitzer Martin, cannot get jobs anywhere else. They can stay at CNN while CNN loses it's viewership. CNN is a real mouthpiece of Obama and Biden. Come November, CNN will learn the lesson when John McCain will win with landslide. I wonder what CNN will do by then.

    September 15, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  10. Reid

    A pitpull named Fluffy....sounds fitting. What a joke the Republican ticket has become.


    September 15, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. Janice Il

    Theaker, Just another woman willing to scratch out the eyes of another woman for her fifteen seconds of fame. It's women just like this one who have kept us down from having a rightful place in goverment matters, having a say about what happens to our sons and daughters and being able to help make things better in this world as only women can do. Congrats Theaker you are a real credit to your gender!!

    September 15, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  12. karmyn3n1

    a bucket of fluff...sounds like her up coming interview with Sean Hannity on Fox news... soft and fluffy...

    September 15, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  13. Sean

    Are you talking about Pinocchio Palin?!

    September 15, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  14. JOHN




    September 15, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  15. Mario fl

    Yes because Palin, McCAin ' country club first'

    September 15, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  16. Shannon

    why do the democrats the party I supported for 30 years, seem to hold women in such disdain. It's sad to see my party sink so low as to constantly insult women.

    September 15, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  17. Calley

    Palin = Pinocchio

    September 15, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  18. MurphyMorseJohnson

    Hey, Shannon, the Republicans have just committed a greater disrespect to you–nominating candidates who disagree with everything in which you believe.

    September 15, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  19. Turnabout is fair play

    Repugnicans can't turn THIS against Obama and call it sexism because it was said by another woman! Palin is nothing more than a fluffy poodle yapping and barking, thinking she is a big dog.

    September 15, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  20. john


    September 15, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  21. Maria Loi

    JaniceII was right! The election should be about issues that are good for the people of America . When a woman called another woman a "bucket full of fluff", she was pointing her finger at herself. It was a sad moment then, for the women in America. This is the 21st century, woman should be equal to man and have every right to do good for the country she lives in. England, did well, M. governed the country for a while, the "bucket full of fluff" did well in England. America is still pity backward when comes to gender culture!
    Shame on her!

    September 15, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  22. Daryl from Canada

    If McCain and Palin win you're all welcome to move here to Canada. Don't know if it will help you though, the radioactive fallout from the war Palin will start with the Russians over some miserable little place in the Balkans called Georgia will rain all over my country too! She probably wants to defend the place because she remembers watching the Olympics from Atlanta!

    September 15, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  23. Nevada dude


    Bucket O'Fluff!!!!

    wait til the debates, 'ol Joe is a scrappy mutt and he's gonna take down Caribou Barbie (saw that on another thread!), better google 'Bush Doctrine' sarah!

    September 15, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  24. Grant in Canada

    To: McCryptKeeper/Cruella 08

    It was Charlie Gibson, not Charlie Rose.

    Rose would have beheaded her.

    September 15, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  25. Pennsylvania Voter

    Fiorina – this is your cue to cry sexism. How dare he call her "fluffy" and "attractive."

    Oh the silliness. Funny thing is, it's all true. She won't even talk to the media.

    September 15, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
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