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VEEP GAFFE Biden Attacked for ‘Chains’ Comment Jim Watson, AFP / Getty Images

Biden Attacked for ‘Chains’ Comment

Well, Joe Biden couldn’t let Paul Ryan have the spotlight all week. Republicans hammered the vice president Tuesday after he said Mitt Romney’s and Paul Ryan’s Wall Street policy “will put y’all back in chains.” Biden clarified later that he meant to say “unshackled,” and he suggested the comments referenced House Speaker John Boehner’s use of the same word when describing Paul Ryan’s budget plan. But that didn’t stop the attacks against Biden: former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, for one, said Tuesday night that he wondered if Biden “has the mental capacity to handle” being president.

August 15, 2012 6:46 AM