No Gaffes, Few Laughs for Biden's Sitdown with Stewart

Car accident on way to show provides only drama

By Greg Wilson
|  Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009  |  Updated 8:57 AM EDT
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No Gaffes, Few Laughs for Biden's Sitdown with Stewart

Jon Stewart got neither laughs nor gaffes out of Vice President Biden on Tuesday's show.

The only gaffe came on the way to his appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and even his harshest critics couldn't blame that one on Vice President Joe Biden.

The loose-lipped veep played it straight with the uential funnyman, defending the Obama Administration's efforts to pass health care reform and turn around the economy. Stewart, who is known for holding the feet of politicians to the fire with his smart-alec wit, mostly went along with Biden, poking fun at Republicans.

When Biden  claimed that "we're getting resistance" from Congress on reforms, Stewart gasped sarcastically, "Stop it!"

The vice president touted his party's big tent, noting there are "moderates, liberals and conservatives" within the Democrat caucus, Stewart interjected, "And communists," a poke at Republican efforts to marginalize Dems.

Before the show, an NYPD car clearing a path for Biden's motorcade T-boned a livery cab on the West Side of Manhattan. Two detectives and the livery driver were treated and released from a nearby hospital.

 Get more: New York Daily News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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