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]

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