Biden Supporter Calls Palin “A Bucket of Fluff”

Sep 15, 2008 7:47pm

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: At Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden’s rally Monday evening in Flat Rock, Michigan, Barbara Theaker, a local supporter, called Biden’s Republican counterpart Sarah Palin "a bucket of fluff".

"Barack Obama has made an intelligent choice for the vice-presidency," Theaker said in her introduction of Biden. "So very different this is from that bucket of fluff that the Republican candidate has chosen for the same position."

When Theaker finished her remarks, Biden told her, "You are good! My Lord!"

This is not the first time a Biden supporter has used the introduction to hit out at Palin.

Last Tuesday in St. Louis, Missouri Rep. Russ Carnahan said of the Alaska governor, "There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick."

The outspoken nature of Theaker’s introduction may have led to increased audience participation as the event progressed.

At one point, perhaps to emphasize the seriousness of his comments about the economy, Biden even had to tell a particularly vocal supporter in the crowd to "shush up."

"With Lehman Brothers crashing, unemployment rate higher than it’s been anytime in five years, 84,000 people losing their jobs just last month, John McCain said…," Biden said, before suddenly stopping mid-sentence to address the audience member.

"Shush up for a second will ya?" he said bluntly.

"I’m only joking," he then noted, "but seriously, think about it…"

And with that, he got back to his stump speech…

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