Oh That Joe #42 – The Biden Pull Doll

By Arnab Datta

Nov 2, 2008 3:41pm

"Any of you watch Saturday Night Live last night?" Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., asked the crowd of 2000 at his rally at Florida State University in Tallahassee Sunday morning.

"Well I didn’t see all of it, I saw parts of it this morning," Biden continued. "And I was told by one of my staff guys, they said I got to get a Biden Pull Doll."

"I said, ‘What’s a Biden Pull Doll?’ And they said it’s a little doll they were selling on Saturday Night Live," he continued. "You pull the back of it and it goes, ‘Amtrak, Amtrak, Amtrak, Amtrak’. Or something to that effect. So now everybody knows I take Amtrak four hours a day, actually on the train three."

The actual skit had GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., selling a Biden talking pull doll on home-shopping network QVC. McCain, along with Tina Fey impersonating his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were hawking a set of action-figures of famous Joes:  Joe The Plumber, Joe Six-Pack, and Joe the Democratic vice-presidential nominee.

When they pulled the cord on the Biden doll, it said, "I take the Amtrak to work every day, then after work I take it home. Let me tell you something about Joe Biden…"

"It’s great if you want to clear out a party," joked McCain.

"Or keep elk out of your yard," zinged Fey/Palin.

– Jake Tapper and Matt Jaffe

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