Skip to comments.Joe Biden: I wouldn't want 'a real job'
Posted on 04/01/2012 11:39:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Vice President Joe Biden, long known for making embarrassing verbal gaffes, echoed the cynical criticism many people levy against career politicians, stating he had stayed in the Senate for 36 years because he didnt want to get a real job.
Biden was speaking to a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, when he turned to praise the work of Richard M. Daley, the citys former mayor of over 20 years.
I never had an interest in being a mayor, cause thats a real job. You have to produce, Biden said, according to a White House pool report. Thats why I was able to be a senator for 36 years.
Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972 directly from the county council of New Castle County in Delaware at the age of 29. He turned 30 the minimum age to become a senator less than two months before taking office. Biden then served continuously as Delawares senator until 2009, when he became Barack Obamas vice president.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner notes that Bidens remarks recalled criticism Sarah Palin, a former mayor, posited at the 2008 Republican National Convention against Barack Obama. Both had been charged with inexperience Palin as a former small-town mayor with only a couple of years under her belt as Alaskas governor, Obama as a former community organizer with only a couple years under his belt as a U.S. senator.
I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, Palin said, except that you have actual responsibilities.(continued)
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LOL; hadn’t thought of that one, sp!
Quayle was brilliant compared to Bidet.
A rock is brilliant compared to Bidet.
If we had real journalists this would be a story for days.”
If we had some eggs we could have ham and eggs. If we had some ham.....(Groucho)
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