Politics is not a game exactly, but there are rules, and when you break them, you are running Politically Foul!
It was a week full of verbal bump and runs for Vice President Joe Biden. First, on a visit to Scott Community College in Davenport, Iowa, Mr. VP had bubbles in the brain (carbonated bubbles, that is) when he announced the chancellor. "Thank you Dr. Pepper…ah, Dr. Paper"
Flag: Illegal substitution! Perhaps Biden could have used a little more caffeine.
What he didn't have was the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day. While introducing Irish Prime Minister Kenny, Biden had another incomplete pass at the podium.
"My Grandfather Finnegan, I think he made them up, but it says, may the hinges of our friendship never go rusty. Well, with these two folks that you're about to meet, if you haven't already, there's no doubt about them staying oiled and lubricated here." Flag Mr. Vice President. Unsportsmanslike content! Let's keep White House events family friendly!
Meanwhile on the West coast, Mitt Romney was getting a lift: for his cars! The $12 million expansion of his oceanfront home includes an elevator. For his cars! That's right folks: Car Elevator. Foul Mr. Romney! Illegal elevation!
And finally, Ron Paul moonlighting on Jay Leno. Despite positioning the Secret Service as a form of social welfare, the Presidential (ever) hopeful Ron Paul was quick to throw out a code name for himself: Bulldog! Flag: for leaping…to conclusions. Judging from Paul's poll numbers his popularity is somewhat closer to a Chihuahua, whose popularity peaked during the last election cycle. Although bulldogs are known for their smiles, stubbornness and support of the Gold standard.
Those are the politically plays we flagged this week. Tell us your best and worst moments and we'll survey the field again next week.