(Alexandria-VA) Vice President Joe Biden, attending a fundraising event for three Democratic House members, Congressmen Glenn Nye, Gerry Connelly and Tom Perriello, was direct in his praise.
"These guys are smart," stated Biden. But he then added, "Some of the guys I campaigned for are turkeys. Not all Democrats are created equal, while most Republicans are."
When asked by a reporter after his speech if the Vice President meant that by Republicans being equal they were all "turkeys" or Republicans were all more equally competent than Democrats, Vice President Biden replied:
"Look, I made a mistake. I know using the term "turkey" could be deemed offensive to animal rights advocates."