In a new biography of Roger Ailes by Zev Chafets, the man who runs Fox News said that Barack Obama is "lazy," and Joe Biden is "dumb as an ashtray," Newsmax reported Wednesday, citing an excerpt of “Roger Ailes: Off Camera" posted at Vanity Fair.
“Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money,’’ he said in response to Hilary Rosen's statement that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.”
“He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that," he added.
According to ObamaGolfCounter.com, President Obama has played 115 rounds of golf since his first day in office.
Even though he called Obama lazy, Ailes said the president tagged himself with that description in an interview with Barbara Walters in 2011.
“Deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me," Obama said, attributing it to his upbringing in Hawaii.
Thinking about vice presidents he has known, Ailes said he had a "soft spot" for Biden.
“I like him," he said. "But he’s dumb as an ashtray.”
After Biden's many gaffes and recent statements about the proper use of shotguns for self-defense, many conservatives would tend to agree.
In mid-February, for example, Biden said that a shotgun was easier for women to handle than the lighter AR-15.
Later that month, he told "Field and Stream" that he once advised a man to "just fire the shotgun through the door" to protect his home.
During the 2012 campaign, Biden made a number of strange statements.
Last September, for example, he overstated the number of troops in Afghanistan by over 580,000. Earlier, he said that the great cities of the world are in China, not the United States. He also claimed that the raid to take out terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was the "most audacious" plan in 500 years.
Earlier in September, Biden allowed himself to be photographed with a female biker sitting in his lap.
Despite being "lazy" and "dumb," however, Obama and Biden won last November's election.
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