You Don’t Sweat Much For A Fat Girl
Yeah, Biden’s late-80s presidential bid failed after he was caught plagiarizing something written by some guy and then — aw, hell, I don’t really care. I’d largely forgotten about the whole thing until today, when I discovered why Biden resorted to stealing someone else’s words: because his own get him into worse trouble than stealing someone else’s ever could.
Check out what Biden had to say when he complimented another presidential hopeful, Barack Obama:
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”Articulate, bright, clean, nice-looking and an African-American? Dude, this stopped being shocking a good fifty years ago. Go back to plagiarizing, Joe. Your chances of winning the election can only improve that way. “What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Barack Obama is the sun!”
(Speaking of plagiarism, I stole those last two links from Metafilter.)