Gaffe of the week: Joe Biden says he’s president

Jordan Chittley
Daily Buzz

George W. Bush hasn't been in power for four years and Rob Ford seems to be keeping out of the media recently, but luckily we still have Joe Biden.

The Vice President of the United Staes possibly thought he received a big promotion during a speech at the Iowa State Society inauguration ball on Saturday.

"I'm proud to be President of the United States," he said, according to Red Alert Politics. "But I am prouder to be Barack Obama's - excuse me."

The outlet reports the room erupted in laughter and someone on the stage corrected Biden.

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"I'm proud to be Vice President of the United States," he said. "And I'm prouder to be Barack Obama - President Barack Obama's Vice President."

But Biden may be foreshadowing the future. Despite this gaffe and occasionally being called gaffe-prone, he is also being called a front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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According to Newsmax, he's in this position because he has a number of high profile assignment including working with Republicans to avoid the fiscal cliff and he's heading Obama's task force on gun control regulation.

So maybe it wasn't so much a gaffe as a look into the future?

For not knowing his job, Joe Biden is awarded the Gaffe of the Week, commemorated with a picture of Rob Ford in butter.

Gaffe of the Week appears each Thursday
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