I heard Biden was a gaffe machine as well as arrogant and I have a feeling that Obama picked Biden as his running mate just to make himself look better by comparison. But this takes the cake:
"Sen. Joe Biden’s gotten a lot of unsolicited advice on how to curb his gaffe habit, but he might start by practicing his running mate’s name. Three times during his inaugural speech as Barack Obama’s vice presidential candidate Saturday, Biden butchered Obama’s name — in different ways. Biden called Obama “Barackal Bama” and “Barack Obaman,” as well as — perhaps most bizarre — “Barack America.” Obama, by his own admission, has a “funny name,” and Biden did get it right at least a dozen times in his speech. But the mispronunciations did not go unnoticed. The campaign cleaned up the “Barackal” and “Obaman” slips in what it billed as a “verbatim” transcript of the speech sent out shortly after Biden wrapped up. And it replaced the “America” in “Barack America” with an ellipsis."
This is going to be fun.