August 23, 2008

Biden: A Wiki-Wacky VP Pick (UPDATE: Biden 1988 Prez Wiki Worked Over)

Filed under: Scams,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:54 am

Wiki has already said (since modified; see Update below) all there needs to be said about Biden’s problems with the truth during his 1988 presidential campaign (paragraph breaks added by me; bolds are mine):

….. 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. 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.

Within days, it was also discovered that, while at Syracuse Law School, Biden had plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. Biden said the act was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and Biden was permitted to retake the course after receiving a grade of F in the course.

Biden also released at the same time the record of his grades as an undergraduate which were C’s and D’s with the exception of two A’s in physical education, one B in a course on English writers and an F in ROTC during his first three semesters. His grades improved later in his undergraduate career but were not exceptional.

Further, 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. In fact he had received a single B.A. in history and political science and had not received a full scholarship.

Faced with these revelations, Biden withdrew from the nomination race on September 23, 1987, saying his candidacy had been overrun by “the exaggerated shadow” of his mistakes.

Wow. Three whoppers in one answer to one person.

This guy wrote the book on resume enhancement. The very valid “shadow” Biden complained of remains, and is perhaps further exaggerated if there has been no public act of contrition for over 20 years.

He’ll be “write” at home with that “Dreams of My Father” Fabricator and that autobiographical composite creator (discussed here and here)– “The One” I refer to as “Mr. BOOHOO-OUCH” (Barack O-bomba Overseas Hussein “Obambi” Obama – Objectively Unfit Coddler of Haters).

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UPDATE: Oh, I see that Wiki’s busy bees are already at work on Biden’s entry.

The above was obtained from the entry as it existed last night at about 10 PM.

Here’s how that same segment looks now (paragraph breaks added by me; bolds are mine):

….. 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. 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.

Within days, it was also discovered that, while a first year law student at Syracuse Law School, Biden had plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. Though the then-dean of the law school, as well as Biden’s former professor, played down the incident of plagiarism, they did find that Biden drew “chunks of heavy legal prose directly from” the article in question. Biden said the act was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and Biden was permitted to retake the course after receiving a grade of F, which was subsequently dropped from his record.

Biden also released his undergraduate grades, which were unexceptional.

Further, 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. 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.

Faced with these revelations, Biden withdrew from the nomination race on September 23, 1987, saying his candidacy had been overrun by “the exaggerated shadow” of his mistakes.

Among other things, isn’t it amazing how the details of those grades disappeared?

Here are the pictures.

Last night:

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Today (as of 10:30 a.m.):

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Geez, I would have thought Biden would be proud of those A’s in phys ed. :–>

A related entry is at NewsBusters.org.

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4 Comments

  1. Biden — the perfect foil for Palin!

    Comment by Ted — August 23, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  2. Thanks for, you know, exaggerating even further, “the exaggerated shadow”, of Biden’s mistakes.

    What all this has to do with Biden’s ability to be vice-president…is unclear.

    Comment by The Reverend — August 23, 2008 @ 11:33 am

  3. #2, I agree that he’s perfect match for Obama. Two 20-year (at least) serial fibber/gaffers together at last. Perfect.

    Comment by TBlumer — August 23, 2008 @ 11:44 am

  4. Obama’s choice in Biden just poured even MORE grease on the skids for John McCain’s candidacy. And why not? Macca has already had a shockingly easy ascent to the GOP nomination, ending that race luckier than Ringo Starr when he joined The Beatles in 1962 AND Ann Curless, the gorgeous tall blonde singer from Exposé, when she joined HER group in 1986 … COMBINED.
    Now that luck is growing further … and now that Macca and his campaign are actively fighting the Obama camp’s smears, even debunking the lies about the Obama site, FightTheTruth.CUBA, and Macca’s camp are actively countering every move from the Obama camp, and the American people are learning the truth through Independent Media outlets like this blog, it is clear to see that Macca and his camp can go nowhere but up, no matter HOW MANY lies the Establishment Media spin about Macca.
    I would not be surprised to see Macca win with a commanding margin like that with which Richard Nixon won with in 1968 against Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey or in 1972 against South Dakota Senator George McGovern (who carried only Massachusetts and DC). He might even wind up with a victory margin not unlike that which Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed in 1936 against Kansas Senator Alf Landon — who garnered just eight electoral votes — but Macca and his camp must work harder to convince the American people of the bankrupt value of his empty words and policies.
    That said, it is all but certain we are going to enjoy a McCain presidency — whether he chooses Mitt, Huck, or Charles Manson for a running mate.

    Comment by Brian Mora — August 23, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

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