Hardball | January 28, 2013
>>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." the "snl" factor i have been saying for a while one person who could really have an affect on the future of joe biden comes in the form of parody. his name is jason sudeikis . take this is weekend's biden bash.
>> this past monday millions of americans watched as barack obama took the oath of office for a second term. this coming monday, the party really starts.
>> it's me your vp joe biden and i'm inviting you all to join me this monday at the dover meet speedway in dover, delaware, for a little party i like to call the biden bash. forget the pageant tri, forget the ib spir rational speeches, this one is about fun. we're going to have cotton candy , amateur dog show . be sure to join me for my kung fu exhibition.
>> biden time,o w! almost got it.
>> as the saying goes, what happens in delaware --
>> all proceeds go to biden 2016 presidential ex employertory committee.
>> i don't think that will matter if biden launches a 2016 presidential campaign ? remember what chevy chase on "snl" did to jerry ford . he killed him.
>>> here is what fox news found to be missing from the obama/clinton " 60 minutes " interview.
>> i think for some reason they just didn't dig into anything at all.
>> 30 minutes , come on?
>> i would like to know -- did she pass out and hit her head, was she pushed? how did she hit her head and get a concussion?
>> she said, quote, i still have some lingering effects from falling on my head. there was no follow-up.
>> you're right.
>> okay. she was injured. she had a concussion --
>> that's one of the questions i have.
>> how did you fall on your head.
>> she passed out i think was the story.
>> the questions have morphed there. you just saw them from did she really have a concussion to what she pushed?
>>> finally move over teddy roosevelt or the mascot version of him pr not past few years we've watched the four presidential mascots of the washington nationals compete in a midgame race. teddy lost every game until this past october over 500 losses in row np now things are getting interesting. a new competitor was introduced over the weekend.
>> ladies and gentlemen , please welcome the newest racing president, william howard taft .
>> taft was much bigger than that actually. but there you have it. the famously complicated history of roosevelt and taft means there's a lot to work with between roosevelt helping taft get elected back in 1908 , then running against him just four years later. taft has his own tie to baseball. the first president to ever throw out the ceremonial first pitch, meaning he started a long history of good, bad, and awkward. the subject was even the topic of an nbc sports special back in the '60s.
>> who is that man in the picture?
>> you better not let your history teacher hear you ask that question. that's president taft , bobby. the first of our presidents to throw out the ball on opening day . since then they have all done it. that's woodrow wilson , that's franklin d. roosevelt . that's president eisenhower . you know, just before he came home from europe, he said the first thing he wanted to do was see a ball game , and he did. and that's mr. kennedy, bobby. but i know that you knew that. he used to go to the ballpark and eat hotdogged and drink soda pop and this year president johnson will take his turn from pitching from that pitch.
>> gee, joe, after all these things, i guess my book at home is right when they say baseball is a in accordance game.
>>> up next, president obama said he honed his re-election would break the republican fever of obstructionism, but even he admits that hasn't happened, and now paul ryan says the president wants to destroy the republican party . usual of whatting "hardball," the place for politics. as