Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day and a speech by Joe Biden

The full speech is raw and powerful - found via one of my favorite blogs, "As Time Goes By." She's posted the video which is not up anywhere else.

"On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a group of Gold Star Families - those who have lost a loved one in war. Poor ol' Joe is often chastised for speaking out of turn, of putting his foot in his mouth, of being a reliable gaffe machine. But not on this day.

Biden's extraordinary speech, in the words of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, was "raw and emotional" and, I would add, personal and wrenching and true and good."

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