Biden's Internet gaffe amusing but Stevens is the king
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In case you missed it, he was on the morning show to discuss his new role as watchdog. He's in charge of ensuring that the economic stimulus money being sent to states and cities is being spent correctly.
He's also, in a sense, the webmaster for the site created to monitor the spending. Recovery.gov. The problem is, he forgot the URL when asked.
“You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the website number?” he asked to someone off-camera. “I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.”
This is far from the first time an elected official has fumbled his words when discussing the Internet.
That was pretty tame. On par with asking for the website number.
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Of course, no one can top former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. He's, hands-down, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for biggest Internet gaffe (for an elected official).
Part of his lore, perhaps, is that a dance remix was made of his words when describing the Internet. We've included the video below. But first, his remarks:
“An Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?
“Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially…
“They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck.
“It’s a series of tubes.