Saturday, August 23, 2008


According to Wikipedia (Joe Biden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ):

Biden is of Irish Catholic heritage.

In 1977, Biden married Jill Tracy Jacobs. They are members of the Roman Catholic Church.

While a first year law student at Syracuse Law School, Biden had plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote.[26]

When questioned by a New Hampshire resident about his grades in law school Biden had claimed falsely to have graduated in the "top half" of his class, (when he actually graduated 76th in a class of 85) that he had attended on a full scholarship, and had received three degrees.[27] In fact he had received two majors, History and Political Science, and a single B.A., as well as a half scholarship based on financial need.[27]

In 1987, Joe Biden ran as a Democratic presidential candidate

In September 1987, the campaign ran into serious trouble when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech by Neil Kinnock, then-leader of the British Labour Party.[24] Though Biden had correctly credited the original author in all speeches but one, the one where he failed to make mention of the originator was caught on video.[25]

When there was trouble in the Balkans in the 1990s, Biden consistently argued for training Bosnian Muslims, and administering NATO air strikes.

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Biden was supportive of the Bush administration's efforts, calling for additional ground troops in Afghanistan and agreeing that Saddam Hussein was a threat that needed to be dealt with.


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