Toward the end of his New York Post column today, Michael Goodwin covers Joe Biden campaigning down in Florida. Goodwin writes that Biden visited the Everglades Monday and ended up joking that his Secret Service staff might shoot a Florida official named Ronald Bergeron.
A recording and transcript available on CNSNews.com capture Biden’s “bizarre ramble,” as Goodwin calls it:
“But you see this man right here, my Secret Service guy? He played in pro football, also was on that national championship team that Clemson had. He said if I go, he’ll shoot you, Ronnie, so I’m only kidding. That’s not true. He didn’t say he’d shoot Ronnie. He said he’d shoot the alligator if I went. I just think it’s incredible, and I still think you’re nuts, Ronnie.”
With Joe Biden opining on the mentality of the Florida official, we seem to be in a kind of Escher loop. Or perhaps it’s that fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man — the one Rod Serling talked about every week on the old television series.