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"Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.""Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me."
Joe Biden, speaking at a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Sept. 10, 2008
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"You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?""You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number? I should have it in front of me and I don't. I'm actually embarrassed."
Joe Biden, speaking to an aide standing out of view during an interview on CBS' "Early Show," in the midst of encouraging viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending, Feb. 25, 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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"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television...""When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened."
Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn't president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008
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Thank you, Dr. Pepper..."Thank you, Dr. Pepper, and thank you, Chancell... Dr. Paper. And thank you, Chancellor."
At a campaign stop in Eastern Iowa in March of 2012, Biden accidentally thanked "Dr. Pepper" rather than the woman who actually had helped organize the event, Scott Community College President Dr. Theresa Paper. Fortunately for Joe, he caught his mistake right away and corrected himself.
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