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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden Discovers the 49ers in San Francisco Yesterday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge A rare moment: Biden puts food, not a foot, in his mouth
  • A rare moment: Biden puts food, not a foot, in his mouth

There's nothing we enjoy more than a good gaffe from high-profile politicians. But the foot-in-the-mouth moment Vice President Joe Biden had yesterday in San Francisco was so unfortunate it made Rick Perry's brain farts a little more forgivable.

Yesterday, San Francisco welcomed Biden with open arms until he made the tragic mistake of declaring "The Giants are going all the way!" while campaigning for President Obama at an event in the city's Financial District.

As you can imagine, the cheering quickly turned into jeering.

He continued: "The Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl."

And the booing got louder.

It was then that the vice president, who is notorious for his gaffes, realized he mixed up the city's baseball team with its football team, which is especially bad timing considering the San Francisco 49ers will play the New York Giants this Sunday in the championship game.

Biden quickly apologized, confessing he was thinking of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, and clarified that he meant to say the "49ers" will go all the way.

At least he knows the voting age.

On another note, here's one of our personal favorite Biden blunders:

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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