Vice President Joe Biden (who I like to think of as America’s wacky, slightly off-color Uncle Joe) briefly imitated an Indian accent while giving a speech in New Hampshire on Thursday.
This of course isn’t the first time Biden’s gotten into hot water with the desi community. Back in 2006, the then-Senator noted that “You cannot go into a Dunkin Donuts or a 7-Eleven unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
Watch the video of yesterday’s speech below. The imitation begins at 00:09 and ends rather abruptly. As one Buzzfeed commenter noted, “It’s like halfway through the impression he thought, “Oh sh–, better not follow through with this one.”
Via the Huffington Post, more news from the Arkansas Senate race. The Democratic primary is on May 18.
Below are images of a mailer that was sent out recently by the “Friends of Blanche Lincoln.” Interestingly, the mailer uses images of the Taj Mahal to illustrate India, while the Americans for Job Security ad that began airing earlier in the week was set in Bangalore. It is unclear whether this advertisement was produced before Lincoln’s condemnation of the “Thank You” ad.
Here’s first panel:
Lest you thought that reason was “Because his company really liked UNESCO World Heritage sites” or “The company wanted to pay its respects to Mumtaz,” the mailer answers the question on its third panel:
You can see the entire mailer here. (Also, note the Aladdin-esque city skyline that appears on each page.)
A question for Arkansas readers: How has Halter responded to this discussion about outsourcing? If you have any links or images, please leave them in the comments.
(Hat Tip: The Plum Line)