Oh, our aching sides! Words are so hard for Vice President Biden and his office. Just last week, Biden said that his gun task force meetings are totally not photo ops. At a  gun task force meeting. A photo from which the White House then tweeted out.

Today, there was another “words are so hard” example.

Weird! Because here is … a photo.

It depends on what the definition of photo is! CBS’ Mark Knoller, who is a Twitter master and an all-around good guy, tries to explain it away a little.

Sorry, Mark, but we must disagree. A photo op does not specifically mean for the press. Other people do exist. We are givers, so here is a definition for the Vice President’s office:

 a situation or event that lends itself to and is often arranged expressly for the taking of pictures that give favorable publicity to the individuals photographed

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Why do you think the photo was sent out?

By the way, what happened to that whole “bipartisan spirit”?

And, get ready for the next photo. Op, or otherwise.

Featuring Obama’s own mug, natch.

  • Brad Donald

    The guy clearly has a degree in Newspeak and works for the Ministry of Truth. Everyone needs to read 1984 and Animal farm. They are using them like guide books.

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    Apparently you don’t understand the difference between allowing the press to take pictures and sending out a press release.

    • http://twitter.com/GTeresa9 Teresa McCormick

      Go away mikey you’re an idiot.

    • Joseph Phillips

      Apparently you don’t understand the difference between no one likes you here and get lost.

      • wwbdinct

        Nah – nothing will get through that thick as a brick skull of his. I’m thinking he must enjoy the pain.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Insulting me doesn’t negate the facts.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Insulting me doesn’t negate the facts.

    • TundraThunder

      What a wingnut!

    • ForTheRepublic

      Based on the definition read above, it makes sense that there was no press allowed here. After all, it’s only for FAVORABLE photo-ops. Last time I checked, curtailing the rights of individuals so that the criminals will maybe somehow get punished isn’t favorable.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        How does reinstating a ban that worked before “curtailing” anything? What do you need a weapon that can fire 30 rounds per minute for?

        • ForTheRepublic

          Did I ever once claim, in any of my 40 comments, that I specifically needed one?

          And how will banning them stop a criminal?

        • J.N. Ashby

          Why don’t you need one? Why can’t you have one? Because an anecdotal sob story means that rights need to be curtailed? Were you ok with the Patriot Act? The NDAA?

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        How does reinstating a ban that worked before “curtailing” anything? What do you need a weapon that can fire 30 rounds per minute for?

  • http://twitter.com/GTeresa9 Teresa McCormick

    “look at all the white people!” where have I heard that? lol Oh sorry except for the one black guy next to Biden. I’m not sure who he is but they prob refer to him as “token”

  • stuckinIL4now

    The WH has to tweet photos for the locogs–low cognition voters. They serve the same purpose as stained-glass windows did in churches in the middle ages. Most of the peasants couldn’t read and the authorities had to brainwash them somehow, so why not with pictures.

    • RightThinking1

      Uh-oh. I’m pretty sure that ‘lo-cog’ is going to be added to the code-word dictionary.

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      I dislike you implying the stained-glass was for brainwashing. It was for informing about the major actions of the Bible.

  • ranchdancer

    would ya look at all the ladies at the party.

  • $129448

    This administration is pathetic

  • TundraThunder

    I wonder how many of them have a concealed carry permit, along with their personal gun-toting security guards.