Just as Vice President Joe Biden began to leave an interview with The Guardian on his stop in Iowa, he casually put his foot in his mouth. Mercifully, this slip-up is benign compared to his using the word "Shylock" to describe Jews and "the Orient" to describe Asia earlier this week. Never mind that he contradicted the president in regard to their strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS)–the trifecta was already complete.
"By the way, I’ve been reading the English press the last four or five days," he said. Presuming he was about to deliver a news-making quote about Thursday’s Scottish referendum, I replied: "It is a big moment, isn’t it?"
"No, not just the vote tomorrow," he said. "But my wife was with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. And I read in the Guardian, or one of them, and it says – I’m paraphrasing – everywhere Prince Harry went, he had this blonde woman on his arm. The vice-president’s wife! I’m a little worried here, you know what I mean?"