At Biden rally, ‘malarkey’ catches on

October 17, 2012

The Biden-ism that came out of last week's vice presidential debate was "malarkey."
Recall Joe Biden rebutted Paul Ryan and the Republican ticket by referring to Ryan's statements on Libya as "a bunch of malarkey."
The term came up again at a rally in Reno Wednesday night, but it was not Biden who threw it out.
"We learned that Governor Romney lost his $5 trillion tax cut on the way to the debate," Biden said. "Now, we learn that there is a tax plan that isn't going to cost anything."
"Malarkey! Malarkey!" the crowd shouted out. Biden smiled.
Romney "said don't worry! But I worry," Biden continued. "Because I'll tell you what ... all of the experts looked at this plan. And they said the only way he could cut taxes like he said was to raise the taxes of middle class taxes."

Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has been a business reporter, covered presidential campaigns and written about civil rights and race. More recently, she has covered the first lady's office, politics and culture.
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