|47th Vice President of the United States|
From: January 20, 2009-Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former U.S. Senator from Delaware|
From: January 3, 1973 – January 15, 2009
Joe Biden (born Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. on 20 November 1942) is the Vice President of the United States. Liberal Biden, notorious for his long-winded speeches and his foot-in-mouth moments, as illustrated by his declaration that "we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt." A favorite of the liberal media, Biden avoids the mockery that greeted a less gaffe-prone predecessor, Dan Quayle.
Quotations about Guns
- During a February 2013 interview, Biden said that if there was a “problem” that his wife should “walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”  Doing so is of course, illegal, and would leave his wife holding an empty shotgun while dealing with the “problem”.
- In another February 2013 interview, Biden said "[if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door." Coincidently, a man from Virginia Beach had done just that a few days before, and was arrested. 
More on Biden
Biden got a pass from fellow liberals in the media despite acting like a rude clown during his vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan in October 2012. Biden repeatedly interrupted Ryan and engaged in other offensive behavior, and even complained about not getting more time despite talking more than Ryan did. At one point Biden even nonsensically interjected, "so now you're Jack Kennedy?" in interrupting a valid point being made by Ryan.
Biden is the first Roman Catholic Vice President. He won few votes when running for president in 2008; he dropped out after placing fifth in Iowa in January, 2008. Biden became Barack Obama's vice-presidential running mate. His campaign stressed his Irish Catholic roots in appeals to working class Democrats, who had deserted Obama in the primaries but returned in the fall.
Biden, as a senator from Delaware from 1973-2009, chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and subsequently the Committee on Foreign Relations. Biden in 2007 was ranked as the third most liberal Senator by the non-partisan National Journal.  Biden is a serial plagiarizer. He was accused of, and ultimatley admitted to plagiarism while a student at Syracuse Law School.  He ran for President in 1988 but dropped out of the race after admitting he had plagiarized a speech by the leader of the British Labour Party.
- Why Biden's plagiarism shouldn't be forgotten. - The Slate - Aug. 25, 2008