Joe Biden's 'Snake in the Bed' Gaffe on Daughters Raises Eyebrows

Thursday, 02 May 2013 10:48 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Vice President Joe Biden added yet another gaffe to his growing list Wednesday night when he referred to a young girl's coming of age as a "snake in the bed."

Biden made the comments at a fundraiser for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which is co-chaired by his daughter Kathleen.

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He spoke of the wonders of having granddaughters: "All you women out there: Daughters are wonderful. Granddaughters are betters." He lamented, though, that they grow up.

"When they're 12 to 14, a dad puts his beautiful little daughter to bed. And then the next morning, there's a snake in the bed," Biden said, according to pool reporters.






Biden is notorious for his flubs. Most recently, he got in the middle of the national gun debate, likening owning a gun to driving a Ferrari and making the erroneous argument that shot guns can't shoot through walls.

Here are some of Biden's most memorable gaffes.

Maybe you should have gone with Hillary
"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let's get that straight. She's a truly close personal friend. She is qualified to be president of the United States of America. She's easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. But she's first rate." — Biden praising Obama's former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sept. 10, 2008.

Get up, man!
Biden asked Sen. Chuck Graham to stand up to be recognized by the crowd at a rally on Sept. 9, 2008. Apparently, Biden somehow forgot that Graham uses a wheelchair. "Chuck, stand up, let the people see you," said Biden. “Oh, God love ya...What am I talking about?"

What do you mean, she's not dead?
"His mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so. God rest her soul. And, although, she's, wait, your mom's still, your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul." — Biden talking about the still-living mother of visiting Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, March 17, 2010.

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