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
Received August 25, 2008 -
Published August 28, 2008
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