Joe Biden’s all wrong when it comes to dealing with Donald Trump.
I’m feeling insecure these days. I’m not sure Joe Biden knows how to handle Donald Trump in the current race for the presidency.
Early last August, Trump was speaking in Clyde, Ohio.
He said this about Biden: “He’s following the radical left agenda. Take away your guns, destroy your 2nd Amendment, no religion, no anything, hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God.”
Biden’s response: “For President Trump to attack my faith is shameful.” Well of course it was! That was the point. Maybe what Biden should’ve said was, “My faith is my own private business. Like President Kennedy, I believe in the separation of church and state.”
My advice to Joe: spent some time watching reruns of Andy’s Gang, a children’s show that ran from 1955 to 1960. It featured an impish puppet called Froggy the Gremlin. Here is a memorable episode.
Froggy was disparaging bunny rabbits. Andy was appalled.
ANDY: You shouldn’t say that about cute bunny rabbits. They’re so nice.
FROGGY: Well, one way to settle that. You see that picture of water over there?
ANDY: Yes, a nice frosty pitcher of ice water.
FROGGY: Go over to the pitcher. (ANDY does so.) Grab the pitcher tightly by the handle.
ANDY: (bewitched) What next, Froggy?
FROGGY: I want you to pour the water all over your head.
ANDY: Pour the water all over my head. (He does so, then snaps out of it.) Awwww Froggy! You got me all wet!
FROGGY: (bounces around on his perch) Haw haw haw! There’s your answer! Haw haw haw!
Don’t play in Trump’s sandbox, Joe. Remember who you’re dealing with.
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To find out how I answered this, the trickiest of all job interview questions, read the following short story, which I had gotten published twenties years previously.
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