Monday, September 24, 2007

Joe Biden - A Closer Look

Joe Biden is a senator from Delaware and running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Here are some of Biden's points that I like:
  • Wants to bring most troops home
  • Concerned about Darfur
  • Healthcare coverage for all children and catastrophic care
  • Gov't guarantee employers pay pensions
  • Automatic enrollment in 401K, can option out
  • Knowledgeable about environmental issues:
  • Promotes cellulosic ethanol and 40 MPG by 2017

Here are some I don't like:

  • Plan for 3 semi-autonomous states in Iraq, which would coagulate sectarian tensions
  • Leader on supplemental funding bill, wants to spend more than Republicans
  • Would leave 50,000 troops in Iraq
  • Wants US troops in Darfur
  • Wants to build a wall on Mexican border
  • Look to states for universal healthcare coverage, not federal
  • No same-sex marriages, only civil unions

Here are some irrelevant fun facts:

  • Actually uses a fake Indian accent when in 7-11
  • Thinks Bill Richardson is a pussy and told him so
  • Wants to put a wall around Bill Richardson
  • Wrote a paper in school saying Frederick Douglass was unclean and inarticulate
  • Gets into shouting matches with crying babies
  • Likes kittens.

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