Some politicians have no shame.
They also make up lies whenever it’s expedient. That makes them pathological liars.
VPOS Joe Biden was in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), India yesterday, July 24, 2013.
Speaking at the Bombay stock exchange, Biden actually claims to be part Indian.
This is an excerpt of his speech (source: WhiteHouse.gov):
“Thank you all for giving me this opportunity. It’s an honor to be back in India and to be here in Mumbai. Off script for a second here, I was reminded — I was elected to the United States Senate when I was a 29-year-old kid back in 1972, and one of the first letters I received and I regret I never followed up on it. Maybe some genealogist in audience can follow up for me, but I received a letter from a gentleman named Biden — Biden, my name — from Mumbai, asserting that we were related. (Laughter.) Seriously. Suggesting that our mutual, great, great, great, something or other worked for the East India Trading Company back in the 1700s and came to Mumbai.
“And so I was thinking about it, if that’s true, I might run here in India for office. (Laughter.) I might be qualified.”
How I wish the VPOS would run for office in India. Instead, all signs are pointing to the 70-year-old Biden quietly prepping for a 2016 White House run, at which time he’ll be 73.
The lure of power must be so compelling that politicians like Biden just never, ever go away or retire . . . .
(A big h/t to FOTM’s Will & japoa)
This is the same Joe Biden who, in 2006, made an obnoxious racial stereotype while talking to an Indian-American supporter: “”You CANNOT go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent … I’m not joking.”
Here’s the video: