WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Republicans are trying their level best to make political hay out of Vice President Joe Biden's latest verbal misstep.
He told a mostly black audience that Mitt Romney's policy would "put y'all back in chains."
"Aren't you mad about that, America?" says the Romney team.
But the answer is, not really, and there's a reason for that.
Joe Biden is Un-gaffeable. That's what I call politicians who've committed so many baffling verbal miscues, they can no longer get in trouble for statements that would be a huge political gaffes for anyone else.
Un-gaffeable. Here's Biden talking about the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowan: "His mom lived in Long Island for ten 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 on John McCain's economic plan, which Biden said, quote "does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs."
And there is the time he told Missouri state senator Chuck Graham, "Stand up, Chuck. Let 'em see ya." Graham uses a wheel chair.
Mortifying for anyone else. But Mr. Vice President, you are the same guy who told us then-candidate Obama was the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. That's why almost no one gets upset anymore. "That's just Joe" pretty much sums it up.
But don't be mad, Republicans. Remember this isn't the first time Un-gaffeable has been in the White House.