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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vice President Biden's Eulogy to his Mom

Having briefly met the late Mrs. Biden, I personally thought it appropriate to pass along this wonderful tribute.  Though I spent only a few minutes talking with her, it was immediately apparent that she was a class act. From Iowa, Biden's sister called her mom so that a voter could explain to their mother why he wasn't voting for her son.  The unsuspecting voter was taken aback when he realized that he was, in fact, talking with then-Senator Biden's 90-year-old mom. I couldn't hear her side of the conversation, but she apparently made a pretty convincing case.  When I met Mrs. Biden a couple of months later, she remembered the event well.  I asked her what she had said to the voter.  "I just told him why my son should be president."  I realized that I had been given an amazingly human glimpse of American history. She was funny, smart, engaging, and charming -- and I offer the link to her son's beautiful tribute.


Posted by Wes Oliver on January 12, 2010 at 10:17 PM | Permalink


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Joe Biden was still a terrible choice for VP.

Posted by: anon | Jan 13, 2010 10:36:08 AM

Great to see you here, Wes.

Posted by: ctr | Jan 13, 2010 9:16:57 PM

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