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Why take a chance on Joe Biden?
By Mark Neckameyer


August 28, 2008

In the business world we are so very careful in vetting people who will have responsible management positions. People who have fiduciary responsibility like CFOs and Treasurers are thoroughly investigated and any impropriety is reason for a negative conclusion. Police officers are checked out back to high school friends' opinions of them and senior military officers, those in control of nuclear weapons especially are very carefully screened. even to the point of having psychological examinations and lie detector testing before they are retained. Why in the world would the Democrat Party pick for a Vice Presidential candidate, someone the proverbial heartbeat away from being the most powerful person on Earth, someone with so many serious character flaws?

Joe Biden's known moral lapses include during his 1988 run for the presidency being caught stealing and using as his own, portions of speeches written by Lord Kinnock in the UK in 1987. That "mistake" caused Senator Biden to exit the campaign. Senator Biden has also admitted to padding his resume, adding a Masters Degree he had not in fact earned. In this politically correct era Senator Biden has mocked Indian Americans saying one needs an Indian accent to shop at 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts. He has also made arguably negative comments about Black Americans remarking that Senator Obama is the first "clean" African American to run for the top office.

This weekend, on television we saw pictures of the obviously multimillionaire compound of several stately homes where Senator Biden resides. Senator McCain's father-in-Law founded a distribution business, became wealthy and left an estate to Senator McCain's wife who spends much of her money these days contributing to charitable causes. The Democrat campaign which puts down McCain for his in laws wealth, talks a lot about Senator Biden's "humble, blue collar beginnings". OK, he has always been a public servant. Just exactly how has he become so obviously very wealthy and who gave him the money? Senators make decent salaries but they are not tycoons, not legally and given the good senator's moral aptitude ... Where did the money come from? Is there any connection to the Senator's son who is a lobbyist? If he were being interviewed for a policeman's job, we would want to know

Mark Neckameyer
Irvine, CA

Received August 25, 2008 - Published August 28, 2008


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