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Biden refers to asia as the orientAt a speech in Iowa on September 17, 2014, Biden described Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, as "the smartest man in the Orient." The use of "orient" and "oriental" is widely considered outdated and offensive by Asians.
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I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now."I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. … When one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That's me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway."
Joe Biden, providing handy tips to protect against the swine flu and freaking us out, "Today Show" interview, April 30, 2009
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My memory is not as good as chief justice roberts'"Am I doing this again? For the senior staff? My memory is not as good as Chief Justice Roberts'."
Joe Biden, mocking Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' botched effort to swear in Barack Obama as Biden was set to swear in White House senior staff one day after the Inauguration snafu, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2009
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That is a big f*%&ing deal!
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Looking across at one of the great justices, justice stewart - correction - justice john paul ..."Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart."
Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
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An hour late, oh give me a f**king break."An hour late, oh give me a f**king break."
Joe Biden, caught on a live mic speaking to a former Senate colleague after arriving on Amtrak at Union Station in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2009
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