Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Volunteer makes an introduction to humility

Piccillo

Piccillo

An introduction to humility

Campaign volunteer Jim Piccillo of Land O'Lakes was tapped to make the big introduction of Sen. Joe Biden. But as Piccillo welcomed "the next vice president of the United States," the name that slipped out was "John McCain." What happened? "A brain fart," said Piccillo, 34, a former mortgage company executive. The crowd cheered, and Biden stepped onstage without missing a beat. (See it for yourself at links.tampabay.com.) It wasn't until Piccillo was driving home that he learned about the flub. "This is the biggest foot I've ever had in my mouth," said Piccillo, a registered Republican who does phone banking and get-out-the-vote work for Barack Obama's campaign. Piccillo said he's sorry for his mistake, which he knows will be played and replayed. "I'm just asking for a little bit of understanding for this whole thing," he said. Lisa Buie, Times staff

Volunteer makes an introduction to humility 10/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:34pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Whitman: Hollywood whitewashing raises questions about Jesus' depiction

    Religion

    I grew up believing in white Jesus.

    A painting on my grandma's wall depicted a blonde, blue-eyed Christ.

  2. Special sorority seeks ways to help their Green Berets and themselves during St. Leo summit

    War

    ST. LEO — Julie Huynh-Rusk lies down on the floor of a St. Leo University conference room, covered by a blanket and a pink eye-pillow.

    Julie Huynh-Rusk, 31, of Seattle, takes advantage of a meditation session at Saint Leo University on Wednesday as part of the Steel Mags Summer Summit. 
The Steel Mags Sorority was founded to help spouses, daughters, mothers, and sisters of  Green Berets. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times]

  3. Watch: Sarasota vlogger goes on viral rant against MTV's 'Siesta Key'

    Blogs

    Looking forward to MTV’s Siesta Key? Well, this Florida native definitely is not.

    Vlogger Louie Carey posted his reaction to MTV's "Siesta Key" in a viral video.
  4. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 23: Of tiny towns, wonderful naps and dreamlike ice cream bars

    Travel

    Day 23: Murias de Rechivaldo to Foncebadon: 20.8 km, 6 hours. Total for Days 1-23 = 541 km (336 miles)

  5. Where Tampa's national championship ranks among the greatest games ever

    Blogs

    If you needed any more convincing that Tampa's national championship at Raymond James Stadium was one of the best games in college football history, let me direct you to