May 9, 2012

Biden Watch: Coming Out


Circulated last week before Biden’s full endorsement of gay marriage, the picture has a lot more pop now. Sure the parallel between Lincoln and the Veep (telling Irish jokes at a Cinco de Mayo breakfast) is amusing. With the Administration trying to walk back Biden’s gay marriage endorsement, however, and with Obama favoring deniability, the painting now brings into play Lincoln’s leadership on emancipation, and the fact he’s one of Obama’s main role models.

(photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/ Getty Images caption: US Vice President Joseph R. Biden (Rear)speaks during a Cinco de Mayo breakfast at the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory May 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden hosted guests at the breakfast ahead of this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo celebration which celebrates Mexican culture and is held on the anniversary of the Mexican victory in the Puelbla, Mexico over the French..)

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