Skip to comments.Biden sheds tears of thanks
Posted on 08/26/2008 1:31:23 PM PDT by WilliamReading
Joe Biden starts crying while speaking to his supporters earlier today.
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Did he ever shed a tear for the troops?
Cry about this Joe? (How come this isn’t on the front page of the NYT?)
Bidens Son, Brother Named in Two Suits
By Kimberly Kindy and Joe Stephens
Sunday, August 24, 2008; Page A09
A son and a brother of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) are accused in two lawsuits of defrauding a former business partner and an investor of millions of dollars in a hedge fund deal that went sour, court records show.
The Democratic vice presidential candidates son Hunter, 38, and brother James, 59, assert instead that their former partner defrauded them by misrepresenting his experience in the hedge fund industry and recommending that they hire a lawyer with felony convictions.
The legal actions have been playing out in New York State Supreme Court since 2007, and they focus on Hunter and James Bidens involvement in Paradigm Companies LLC, a hedge fund group. Hunter Biden, a Washington lobbyist, briefly served as president of the firm.
A lawsuit filed by their former partner Anthony Lotito Jr. asserts in court papers that the deal was crafted to get Hunter Biden out of lobbying because his father was concerned about the impact it would have on his bid for the White House. Biden was running for the Democratic nomination at the time the suit was filed.
Hunter Biden was made president with an annual salary of $1.2 million, despite his inexperience in the hedge fund industry, the lawsuit said. Before that, he had been part of the Washington law firm Oldaker, Biden & Belair, which earned $1.76 million in lobbying revenue in the first half of 2006, according to Congressional Quarterlys CQ MoneyLine. One of its biggest clients is the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys, a District-based group representing law firms specializing in investment and corporate law.
Hunter Biden is one of many children and relatives of prominent members of Congress who have made their careers as lobbyists. He returned to lobbying after less than a year with Paradigm.
Lotitos lawsuit alleges that James Biden called him in January 2006 to arrange a job for Hunter Biden. It says James Biden told him that his brother (Sen. Biden) was concerned with the impact that Hunters lobbying activities might have on his expected campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and, Biden told Lotito that, in light of these concerns, his brother had asked him to seek Lotitos assistance in finding employment for Hunter in a non-lobbying capacity.
In the hedge fund business deal, Lotito and the Bidens created a company called LLB Holdings USA and together agreed to pay $21.3 million for 54 percent interest in Paradigm.
In the lawsuit, Lotito said that soon after creating LLB, the Bidens crafted a secret deal to create their own company that was designed to buy out his shares in Paradigm for a low rate, to which he agreed. He said he knew nothing of the secret deal until later and now believes he was defrauded out of millions of dollars and his share in the company.
In the second lawsuit against the Bidens, which was filed in June, Lotito is also named as a defendant. Stephane Farouze, now an executive with Deutsche Bank, seeks $10 million, saying the Bidens and Lotito promised to buy his shares in the hedge fund company but reneged.
Crying?...There’s no crying in politics!...................
I couldn’t finish watching it; reminded me too much of Hillary’s phony boo-hooing.
“Plugs” is morphing into Patsy Schroeder!
So what are the Hillary supporters mad about? Obama did pick a women for VP.
in Politics everything is a go go. whatever works for the moment.
As I recall it was a big deal at the time.
Whatever. If it had been a Republican, Republicans would have found a way to support him. The fact that he cries doesn’t change my opinion of him or his policies.
I've said for two decades, "If this is the best the Democrats have, look at this paper bag over my head and understand, I used to be a liberal."
Now we have two sissy-bois running for the Oval Office.
The post above yours is a photo of Sen. Ed Muskie, who was Hubbub’s VP in ‘68
Joe BIden . . . RE-CREATING ‘68 ROFL
What a stable sociopath... His IQ must be soooo high.
All this and the Democrats put up appeasing cry babies for President and VP?
Yeah, just ask former Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana how well crying goes over with voters.............
God help us.
These two make me sick.
It’s gonna be a long week.
The drop in Obama's poll numbers after Biden was named fortells the eventual outcome.
A man who constantly brags on himself and then starts bawling. Women don’t like that. Obama can kiss the womens’ vote good-bye.
I knew his kid was a big-time lobbyist, but I didn’t realize he was a crook, too (of course for Dems it’s the same thing).
I agree, self absorption, thin skinnedness ( projected vulnerability is hard on a "god.").. Let the slings and arrows of freedom fly to save the day!
Grow a pair Joe.
“So what are the Hillary supporters mad about? Obama did pick a women for VP.”
Maybe we can turn this into Biden’s “Muskie Moment” .... YIPPEE!!
I don’t want a VP who is auditioning for “The View”..... er, “The Spew”