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. OMG

    GO JOE! You are clearly what we need and respect in a VP candidate.

    Tell Sarah and her campaign folks to go back to Alaska where she belongs.
    You are all about running a country...not a personal vendetta from a position of to your strengths,(which are many) and point out her weaknesses (which are many).

    We love you and believe in you as a great diplomat, senator and civil servant. YAYAYAYAY Biden!

    September 15, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  2. ML - California

    Better to be a "bucket of fluff", then a "bucket of lies and corruption"!
    Get over yourself DEMOCRATS and quit attacking Palin. Got a problem with females – we know what you did with Hillary!!!

    September 15, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Lost in CNN Moderation AGAIN

    The McCain camps response tomorrow

    Sexist, sexist, sexist. The reason she won't be cooperating with the trooper investigation......they are being sexist of course. Questioning their honor and integrity...sexist. Wanting to know why she for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it...sexist.

    I'm so sick of hearing that. Try working in the real world and she'd know what sexism really is.

    September 15, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  4. Pam

    Bucket of fluff...that's beautiful!

    September 15, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  5. MIke

    Yep...fluffier than an 80's hairdo...

    September 15, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  6. steve

    The two candidates who don't belong in this race are Obama and Palin. Both are far too inexperienced for the offices they seek.

    September 15, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  7. Mike in NYC

    Biden should have shown a modicum of graciousness and distanced himself from that insult.

    Barbara – NC wrote:

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

    It is refreshing to hear about people who are upfront and honest. Now if only your typical white BO supporter would be upfront and honest about how they hate their own race.

    JOHN wrote:


    I respect him a lot more than those that hem and haw.

    September 15, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  8. Matt, PA

    Palin = Obama !!!

    Why can't anyone see this? She is basically a white, female version of Obama. Good speeches but little to no substance.

    September 15, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  9. TyWebb

    Greg – You and Sarah will find out "Joe who?" on 10/02/08.

    September 15, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  10. white and loving my neighbor

    why is it that when a democrat talks about Palin its sexist but when redneck Republican see Obama as only a Black man and they actually put blogs that they rather be dead then see a Black man president...who cares what color he is, you should only focus on the well being of our nation..its not like ur going to be living with him...or are you just afraid that he can do just as well or even better then any other president..wake up..color doesn't matter we are over that..P.S. I truly hope Obama wins

    September 15, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |


    September 15, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  12. MillieGrace

    A pitbull named Fluffy......doesn't that clinch ya!

    September 15, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  13. Sandy

    Ghetto Thug...oh my! Palin was an illusion and is fading into the Alaska Hills.

    September 15, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  14. soccer moms for obama

    thank you for being so right on.
    i really like that 'a bucket of fluff.'

    no more mcbush. they are all stupid, and liers.

    boycot cindy's beer.

    americans wake up and vote for someone with integrity, brains and hope.


    September 15, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  15. Every Wilson

    Its sad to see Palin not getting any negative flap for being a celebrity, I guess its because she is a white woman! Its also sad to see a socalled religious person make up stuff on another person, knowing because she and Mccain is white, that white people tend to believe each other's facts even if they haven't been checked out. Especially, if its on an African American or other minority. All we have to do is look at how many minorities have been falsely accused and got exonerated by DNA or prejudged just because of black stereotype. They can make up stuff and say anything and not back it up factually, because they know they are speaking to majority white population, who will believe them over Barack Obama anyday! I also am sick of hearing about Barack Obama’s not admitting the surge is working or has worked! The fact is John McCain voted for the Iraq War which has cost Americans a trillion dollars. Does John McCain take credit for the trillion dollars in debt, or our failing economy, caving infrastructure, diminished reputation around the world and the American dollar’s down turn? Well, I think Barack Obama saying the surge has worked is a good thing , and I also think John McCain’s persistence in claiming credit for the his and his party’s hoping for deliverance from the deep trench the Iraq war and their worst politically charged judgment decision of the century is obviously an act of desperation! Then during the republican convention they laugh at Barack Obama’s humble beginnings as a community organizer, which I think was another tragic mistake in judgment. When they laugh, they were laughing at Martin Luther King Jr. (whose holiday McCain voted against), C. Chavez, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Fredrick Douglas, Eleanor Roosevelt and many more Americans who weren’t elitest or looked down on the poor!

    September 15, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  16. bk

    Obama is a Chicago thug and has the nastiest supporters I have ever seen. I am ashamed to say I was ever a democrat.

    September 15, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  17. chucky

    Barbra..... we knew those states were gonna vote against Obama because of his race.....but why not call out the democrat women who are voting for McCain because of the gender of his running mate?

    September 15, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  18. Patrick

    Bucket of Fluff – isn't that what the DNC used to refer to Hillary as? Well the Messiah has risen, the fall will be near.

    September 15, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  19. Jeff, North Dakota

    Nader / Gonzalez 2008

    September 15, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  20. Andrea

    A bucket of fluff is the nicest thing I've heard her called yet.
    An idiot... freakshow.. that's why the large crowds.
    Why is it that as soon as a McCain supporter jumps in, it's all about "media bias"!
    Wayyaaaa wayaaaaa
    stick your head in a bucket of fluff.

    September 15, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  21. bk

    Fluff, this from a woman in Mi. who Obama turned down a revote and then gave him delegates he didn't even earn because he's an AA. Lady democracy is more important than any party.

    September 15, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  22. dannette

    That is the most truthful statement about Palin, said by a candidate, to this date!! I am surprised that she is so ditzy and robotic!!

    September 15, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  23. JD, FL

    If we elect MCCain/Palin, the same people that are avoiding Bush/Cheney right now will distance themeselve to them after 4 or 8 years. I would like to know if MCCain is running as a republican or as an independent. If MCCain needs to make change to his party that is putting the country in that mess, he doesn't have to go Washington to do it.
    Obama/Biden 08/12

    September 15, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  24. Go BIDEN!!!

    What a difference in the way Obama picked Senator Biden compared to the way Karl Rove picked McPain (AKA McPain, Ms Pain, Pailn). Senator Obama picked Senator Biden with deep forethought, analytical precision, and superior political acumen and integrity. Pailin was picked before McCain realized it by the Nazi right. She should examine her own beliefs before saying another word or before reading another right-wing hatched speech. Where does it say in the Bible to ignore the poor, hurt the poor, destroy the earth, destroy the weak and helpless, wipe out God's creation through irreversible destructive anti-environmental laws and practices, hunt to extinction with overwhelming force – defenseless endangered animals, all for the purpose to enrich the rich, who couldn't give a crap about the Constitution, your dying grandmother and a wounded soldier who will never have 100% of his mind and body again. Hey McCain and Palin, the next time a soldier dies by an IED, make sure you toast him and his family while Cindy McCain wears her $300,000 dress just to impress your "base." God will really bless you for that, don't you agree?

    September 15, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  25. Valerie - North Carolina

    The differences between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin are enormous. He is highly credentialed, a distinguished senator and college professor, an authority on foreign affairs, known and well-liked by foreign heads of state and ready to step into the presidency, if needed.
    Sarah Palin, on the other hand, was mayor of a town smaller than the burg in which I grew up, governor of one of least-populated states. Took her 6 years and 5 colleges to earn a degree in Journalism with no additional education. Little, if any, knowledge of foreign policy. Oh, wait, she can see Russia from her house, I almost forget. The idea that Sarah Palin would have to stop into the presidency should the 72 year old cancer survivor, John McCane, die in office, is too awful to even consider.

    Senior Southern Lady – Independent voter

    September 15, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
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