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Biden sheds tears of thanks
ABC News Video ^

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; biden; de
I don't think this looks good for a prospective Vice President. No big deal? It makes me feel queasy about him being a heartbeat away from Obama.
1 posted on 08/26/2008 1:31:23 PM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: WilliamReading

Did he ever shed a tear for the troops?


2 posted on 08/26/2008 1:32:40 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: WilliamReading

Cry about this Joe? (How come this isn’t on the front page of the NYT?)
Biden’s 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 candidate’s 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 Biden’s 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 Quarterly’s 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.

Lotito’s 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 Hunter’s 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 Lotito’s 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.


3 posted on 08/26/2008 1:34:35 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: WilliamReading

Crying?...There’s no crying in politics!...................


4 posted on 08/26/2008 1:35:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: WilliamReading

I couldn’t finish watching it; reminded me too much of Hillary’s phony boo-hooing.


5 posted on 08/26/2008 1:36:11 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: WilliamReading

“Plugs” is morphing into Patsy Schroeder!


6 posted on 08/26/2008 1:37:16 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: WilliamReading

So what are the Hillary supporters mad about? Obama did pick a women for VP.


7 posted on 08/26/2008 1:37:32 PM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: Red Badger

in Politics everything is a go go. whatever works for the moment.


8 posted on 08/26/2008 1:37:56 PM PDT by JFC
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To: WilliamReading


NOT AGAIN!
9 posted on 08/26/2008 1:38:12 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (USA: Ticking off lesser nations since 1776. Now in our 232 year of business!)
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To: WilliamReading
Who was the VP nominee/candidate that was forced to drop out of the race because he cried during a speech? Seems like it was in the 60’s or the 70’s.

As I recall it was a big deal at the time.

10 posted on 08/26/2008 1:38:53 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: WilliamReading

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.


11 posted on 08/26/2008 1:38:53 PM PDT by djsherin
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To: WilliamReading
Great Caesar's Ghost!!! What drivel. He HAD to have been Obama's 476th possible choice. Then it must have required REAL persuasion i.e. Obama had compromising pictures, if a plageraizing Democrat can be caught in such a position.

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."

12 posted on 08/26/2008 1:39:35 PM PDT by stevem
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To: SERKIT
“Plugs” is morphing into Patsy Schroeder!


13 posted on 08/26/2008 1:39:52 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: SERKIT
“Plugs” is morphing into Patsy Schroeder!


14 posted on 08/26/2008 1:39:56 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: WilliamReading
All evidence indicates bin Biden is mentally ill .
15 posted on 08/26/2008 1:41:06 PM PDT by kbennkc (What passes for optimism is most often an intellectual error)
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To: WilliamReading

Now we have two sissy-bois running for the Oval Office.


16 posted on 08/26/2008 1:41:30 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: griswold3

Pussy


17 posted on 08/26/2008 1:42:09 PM PDT by jrg
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To: jwparkerjr

The post above yours is a photo of Sen. Ed Muskie, who was Hubbub’s VP in ‘68

Joe BIden . . . RE-CREATING ‘68 ROFL


18 posted on 08/26/2008 1:42:23 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: WilliamReading

Oh, brother....


19 posted on 08/26/2008 1:42:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: WilliamReading

What a stable sociopath... His IQ must be soooo high.


20 posted on 08/26/2008 1:42:53 PM PDT by Steamburg (Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: WilliamReading
We have Russia trying to restart the Cold War.
We have Muslims on a Jihad to conquer the West.
We have China building supercarriers, nuclear ballistic missile subs, and anti-carrier missiles
We have Europe surrendering itself to Russia and Islam -- prelude to WWIII.
We have Chavez and cohorts instigating Marxist South America

All this and the Democrats put up appeasing cry babies for President and VP?

22 posted on 08/26/2008 1:46:31 PM PDT by Dagny&Hank
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To: JFC

Yeah, just ask former Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana how well crying goes over with voters.............


23 posted on 08/26/2008 1:47:23 PM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: WilliamReading

God help us.


24 posted on 08/26/2008 1:47:23 PM PDT by roses of sharon ((Who sent Barack Hussein Obama?))
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To: johnny7

25 posted on 08/26/2008 1:49:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

These two make me sick.

It’s gonna be a long week.


26 posted on 08/26/2008 1:54:53 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Obamamaniacs idiot's one and all !)
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To: WilliamReading
Biden wasn't shedding tears of joy....it was because he knows this is his last, and biggest hurrah....and that his bid to be somebody is doomed fail.

The drop in Obama's poll numbers after Biden was named fortells the eventual outcome.

27 posted on 08/26/2008 1:59:13 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: WilliamReading

A man who constantly brags on himself and then starts bawling. Women don’t like that. Obama can kiss the womens’ vote good-bye.


28 posted on 08/26/2008 2:19:51 PM PDT by cookcounty (Love That Nuance: "Hey, Umm, Uh-uh, eh-eh, where'd you put uh my eh-eh tele uh teleprompter?")
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To: griswold3

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).


29 posted on 08/26/2008 2:22:02 PM PDT by cookcounty (Love That Nuance: "Hey, Umm, Uh-uh, eh-eh, where'd you put uh my eh-eh tele uh teleprompter?")
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To: kbennkc
All evidence indicates bin Biden is mentally ill .>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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!

30 posted on 08/26/2008 2:26:47 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Ridicule Obama))
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To: cookcounty

Grow a pair Joe.


31 posted on 08/26/2008 2:27:13 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: WilliamReading
Anyone else old enough to remember Edmund Muskie's crying speech?


32 posted on 08/26/2008 4:02:12 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: edzo4

“So what are the Hillary supporters mad about? Obama did pick a women for VP.”

Good one.


33 posted on 08/26/2008 5:28:36 PM PDT by bricklayer
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To: WilliamReading

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”


34 posted on 08/26/2008 5:30:26 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama-cons: Trying to fool America, one media dupe at a time!)
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