awkward phrasing, the wife of the Vice President had a little fun relating her impressions of "big Joe" in a manner that most probably would prefer not to hear.
“I’ve seen Joe up close.” she asserted, arms outstretched. It wasn't clear if she was speaking here of big Joe, or "little Joey".
Shrugging off decorum, and egged on by her grinning husband, the Second Lady described her husband's 'big, strong heart' in a manner that begged innuendo.
At first pleading innocence, she soon warmed to her task, adding a pregnant pause in her prepared remarks on how she had "heard the urgency in his voice when he comes ... and talks to people".
Awkward, yes. Crass, certainly... but it was mother's milk to the assembled Democrat nit wits. Of course just the previous day her husband had told an assembly of high school student-athletes how impressed he was with what cheerleaders could "do", so in jumping into the mud pit with such relish she seems to have sanctioned the awkward comments her husband had made to the teens.
Less than ideal.