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
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  1. OBAMA the REAL Change

    Janice Il September 15th, 2008 10:05 pm ET

    Janice I would agree. But we don't want ANY woman (this woman) in or near the White House, especially one that is running from the media, the voters and the investigators in Alaska that states she is guilty of abuse of power toward her bother in law. If she will abuse her authority in Alaska, just think what she will do with her power as a VP, we have enough of those in the White House already (don't matter woman or man they are still crooks)? I would love to see a woman in a powerful position in the White House also, but not one out of no that hasn't prove anything but only she can lie and do what she is told. We need a woman in the White House that will not put woman against woman, we need a woman who will CARE about ALL women's and BRING us together.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 16, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  2. Arden

    Sarah Palin is more than just a bucket of fluff. Mrs. "Bullwinkle" is a flip-flopping lier. "Troopergate" Sarah claims that she wants open transperancy about the Troopergate incident. Now she is hiding behind McCain's you know what refusing to meet with investigators and thinks that she can ignore subpoena's. Who does this sound like, How about Karl Rove. Of coarse Barack Obama picked the right running mate. Now let's get both of you elected.

    September 16, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  3. Dot

    I would love to see this election be about the issues. Not just about Palin, I would also like it above all if all the women out there that think any question or negiative comment about the VP selection is sexist! I want the answers & you all keep blowing smoke & getting offended for no reason. We do need this information to make a choice.

    September 16, 2008 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  4. TonyinKentucky

    Shannon, you're being a twit. It's a specific woman, not women. in general. You know good and well this Palin is a joke and is nothing but a sad Republican gimmick.

    Look at the platforms and that will tell you who takes women seriously.
    Look at the number of women that have EARNED high positions in which party.
    Look who puts real efforts into women's and family issues.

    If you're not a paid blogger for Hoover Dubya McShame then it's time for some quiet time with yourself, some details on the issues, prayer, and some real perspective on the future of our country.

    September 16, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  5. Dante in Madison, WI

    Good for Flat Rock. The working people of Michigan need to stand up for themselves and get those rotten RepubliCONs out of office.

    What have the Repugs done for the working people of this country in the past 8 years? Sent more jobs overseas? Bankrupted our huge financial surplus and put us TRILLIONS more into debt (over $255 BILLION owed to the Chinese Government alone), screwed up our economy by falling asleep at the wheel while corrupt bankers and lax oversight committees allowed predatory lending.

    Yeah, them Republicons sure know how to run this country real good. Yee hah.

    Michigan–your economy is in the crapper. You're even worse now than when I left my home there 4 years ago.

    Republicans are going to make corporations richer–not the working people. Time to put an end to the insanity.

    Vote Obama/Biden '08

    September 16, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  6. Mike, Vancouver

    Now for the real comment. It is interesting that it takes a person introducing the Senator to come up with the real good lines and accurately describes Sarah Palin. A "Bucket of Fluff", how good because when fluff gets old it is just dusted away.

    I am of the impression that she is there to do a job and it will not be long lasting. Once done, she will be discarded.

    Go McCain, by the way Patreus signed out of Iraq today well before the hundred years of occupation (I believe that has been Obama's platform for the past 18 months).

    September 16, 2008 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  7. SS

    America is looking for extraordinary leadership to win this election, NOT the stardard leadership found in every politician.
    A McCain-Palin win is just, ehh, okay...An Obama-Biden win is WOW!

    September 16, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  8. 2008

    At 72 years the males brain shrinks by 25%,John Mc cains common sense went the way of the dodo bird,as for Palin god help us all......

    September 16, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |


    September 16, 2008 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  10. Randy

    I hope one of the Democratic "listeners" will actually read this.


    Another four more years is just NOT acceptable.

    But secondly, there are so many Republican lies running around that enough is enough.

    Democrats need to take the high road and not get into the fray which is exactly what Republicans want.

    Democrats need to keep the on the about policies and keep saying enough is enough. Americans are smart enough to understand this.

    Americans want to make this about lipstick, etc. Don't let them do that, keep the message, enough is enough.

    Barack had it right and started turning the tide when he said it a week ago, DON'T STOP

    September 16, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  11. Chuck

    Barbara you are so funny. You should have been a stand up comic. You are as much as a loser as Biden who couldn not even get the nomination but ended up being the DEM VP pick.

    September 16, 2008 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  12. winningside

    Let See how much More hate the can spill On this person, Dont for get Biden has His issues too, like his son is a Lobbyist, I here he has made his billions, so now he is getting out, and guess what The Cnn has NOT Said a thing about this to the rest of us, NO there to busy spilling Blood on Sarah palin, And they are good at hating, lets See how deep they will go in destroying this woman, Those who have no Sin in there lifes Can Throw the First Stone,

    September 16, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  13. Brock

    A bucket of Fluff usually blows with the wind. That's what I'm seeing with Joe and Barak. They both mouth a ton of words and say next to nothing. Obama is the least understood of the bunch. His tagline should be HOPE – TRUST ME.

    We see where that got us with Slick Willey and the peanut farmer. Slick Willy couldn't keep his one eyed trouser snake under control and the peanut farmer destroyed the economy. DESTROYED.
    OBAMA, Vote for him and lose your job, and savings. Smart. Really Smart.

    September 16, 2008 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  14. ToPeters

    Palin is Dick Chenney and Alberto Gonzalez rolled into one. Secretive and vindictive. God save the remaining US Attorneys if "Appalling" becomes VP.

    September 16, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  15. MD in GA

    I'm really tired of all of this now. We have 50 days to go. Can't wait for it all to be over. Palin is a ball of fluff and McCain is an old goat.

    I take President of the Harvard Law Review over the 5th from the bottom Naval Academy grad for $200.00 please, ALEX.

    Answer: The next President of the United States
    Question" Who is Barack Obama?...

    September 16, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  16. ginger

    Before this Presidential race I never cared about who won. I was a registered independent but voted for Bill Cliton, then became a Democrate during his second election. I would NEVER vote Republican because I don't believe in their core policies.

    During this race I have seen (message boards) the worst America has to offer. A lot of the voters really don't care about the issues. It seems that many of us vote on race, age, and gender. Blacks voting for Obama just because he's Black, but can anyone blame us? We have supported white candidates since earning the right to vote. For the first time we have a qualified candidate who many of us feel proud to vote for. Most Blacks have a deep sense of pride in voting as I am sure most women do. Many of our ancestors were hung, castrated, burned, beaten, and jailed so they could vote. This is why I vote because men and women died so that I could. And I don't take my vote with a grain of salt.

    Obama is so much more than an African and White American. He's ready and more than capable of leading this country in the right direction. Had it not been for Iowa I doubt I would have voted for him. I would have voted for Hillary. But Iowa should me as it did many Blacks that America is ready for a change.

    Join with me and Vote Sen. Obama for President of the USA.

    September 16, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  17. Michael

    ohh yes and Biden who has been in the Senate since before i was alive goes along in the change from washington. What i'm still laughing about is Obama saying how he is more ready to be president that Palin. A politican who says he is going to change Washington but plays towards special interests is not going to change anything. Special interests/Unions have lobbiests in washington so Obama is just skipping the middle man and going straight to the source.

    September 16, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |

    there was nothing too this except when obama and his 39 lawyers and investigators went up to alaska to find any bit of dirt they could of Palin. This is all just about an obnoxious ex-brother-in law who should of been off the force for tasering his son , for driving drunk been married how many times and is a bully. he threatened palins family and she stood up for her family. alaskans agreed there was nothing too this till the democratics interrferred and now they are going after her unjustly. Wow , people can not stand a woman who wants to get rid of corruption. Obama won't ever he has remained silent when his own party members like rangel are up on charges , nancy pelosi says he wont have to step down. I guess it takes someone like palin to clean up politics. and i hope the ones that are playing dirty in alaska are found out and made to pay for trying to ruin palin.

    September 16, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  19. Kate Fergus

    I can't believe that anyone with any intelligence would vote for McCain/Palin. Only people with an IQ below 50 points would consider it. Voters have to start using their heads. Billions were lost today. The deficit, oil prices, unemployment, and housing losses have skyrocketed; a bogus war and thousands dead or maimed!! Wake up people!!!!!

    God save America – Obama/Biden in '08 and '12

    September 16, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  20. Raymond Duke

    Keep up the B.S. . Palin has bigger Gonads than the Black Messiah and Sissy Joe Biden together. Maybe you liberals who feel so sorry for the poor ought to ask Joe why he supported a bill for the finanice Bankers and credit card companys that made it harder for a working american to file Bankruptcy and keep their home. Could it be because his SON was a lobbyist for that organization and Bidden is getting a kickback from his son?

    September 16, 2008 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  21. EJ (USA)

    If the media doesn't reveal the truth about Palin lying about being Trig's mother until AFTER the election – you all will lose all credibility and you will also be responsible for putting the country at immense risk!

    September 16, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  22. Ashangulit

    Barbara – NC did you just call Obama the "N" word??? There're so many reasons why this country is so ungreatful. You and your redneck relatives can shove your vote in your behind.

    September 16, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  23. Patrick

    What year did Biden come to Washington?.....ummmm, 1982? Or was that McCain?

    September 16, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  24. king

    Look the US of A is melting down and we still dont want to have a serious talk about the economy.let the republican campaign continue to ignore the pain that every american is facing including everyday republicans like jerald my Uncle who had bet lost it all.i think its time we ask Mc cain to stick to issues that we we are concerned about,the economy and stop stoking fires.we have become wonder he lost the last run

    September 16, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  25. Raymond Duke

    Teressa the veteran. I am a veteran too and I do not see how you could vote for a man like Obama who claimed he thought about volunteering for the military after he had signed the selective serice . It did not exist at the time he claims. He has also not supported the funding for our soldiers and wants to negioate with all the terriost countrys. I do not know about you except you cannot be combat arms. I spent twenty years in the infantry and I live in the real world not fantasy land. If I had to guess i would say you are black and you are voting for color. Thats alright that is your choice.

    September 16, 2008 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
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