Eric Zorn points out that Biden is literally one of those politicians who is not aware what words mean.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama’s choice for running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, used the word “literally” literally eight times in his speech Saturday afternoon, suggesting we’re in for a metaphorical deluge of misuses of “literally” this campaign season:
This is my favorite:
not only to change the direction of America, but literally, literally to change the direction of the world.
The last person who did that was Superman. And he had to do that to save Lois and California.