February 10th, 2009
04:52 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama jabs Biden over '30 percent' comment

Obama poked fun at his vice president.
Obama poked fun at his vice president.

(CNN) - During his prime time press conference, President Obama couldn't help but take a slight dig at his at-times off message vice president.

Asked about Vice President Joe Biden's recent remark in reference to the stimulus bill saying there's a "30 percent chance we're going to get it wrong," Obama immediately grinned.

"I don't remember exactly what Joe was referring to. Not surprisingly," Obama said as the gathering of reporters laughed.

Biden made the remark to congressional Democrats at their annual retreat earlier this month, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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"I wouldn't describe any numerical percentage to any of this…given the magnitude of the challenges that we have, any single thing that we do is going to be part of the solution, not all of the solution," Obama went on to say.


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soundoff (180 Responses)
  1. Rob Stumpf

    Thirty percent chance of failure?

    Try 99% There's always the chance an unexpected miracle can happen ....you have to account for that.

    February 10, 2009 01:57 am at 1:57 am |
  2. A male Palin?

    Biden keeps opening mouth and inserting foot. Makes you wonder why the president picked him in the first place as a running mate, eh?

    February 10, 2009 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  3. Pam Holt Los Angeles, CA

    Biden, why can't you once and for all think before you speak?? You put our President in such a bad position, time and time again!

    February 10, 2009 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  4. John from California

    hahah... gotta love Biden :D

    February 10, 2009 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  5. Rhiannonrede

    God bless Joe Biden and President Obama. It's so nice to have a President and Vice-President who are real people for a change..... Joe may go off message sometimes but at least he doesn't growl at everyone and lie out of both sides of his black, plastic helmeted face. Thank God that he takes his orders (mostly) from the President and not the other way around while he is hiding in some "undisclosed location". Thank God our President has a healthy sense of humor and of balance. God, please bless, keep and help them and all of us. We surely need it.
    Little Rock, AR

    February 10, 2009 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
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