It takes one to know one I guess. On a visit to Wisconsin, VP Joe Biden’s “smartass” comment was just that. A regular guy, just a custard store manager, first paid for Joe Biden’s custard. He then asked Biden, who’s unofficially officially in charge of “the summer of recovery”, to lower their taxes. Biden told him he was being a “smart-ass.”

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Mr. Biden was on a campaign trip with Senator Russ Feingold when they decided to stop in at Kopp’s Frozen Custard. Biden asks the manager how much he owes him for the custard (which he thought was ice cream) and the manager said “on the house.” Good enough for Joe who puts his money away. Much to the chagrin of Biden the manager then says to Joe, “lower our taxes.”

The Vice President of the United States then tells the guy, “Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?” So disagreeing with Biden’s tax policy makes you a smartass? Good to know.

The disconnect between average, everyday Americans and this Administration is stark. Biden’s “smartass” comment is par for the coarse (no pun intended) for this bunch of Washington hacks. How dare that lowly custard shop worker say something clever to Biden and make him look like a fool. I guess Kopp’s Frozen Custard can expect to be audited in the near future.

In the meantime I’d expect Kopp’s to be a happening place. If you’re in the neighborhood stop in, have a frozen custard, and tell the manager good job for saying what we’re all thinking.