No, Biden has not handled his career well:<quoted text>
When it comes to a tragic family circumstance, I think there are a lot of people who are in the same boat. I could say that a woman who thinks it's fine to allow herself to get pregnant at her age would be a back pick for such a position that requires responsibility, planning, etc.
Joe Biden has a hell of a lot more success in politics than Palin did/does. So regardless of how he handled his personal tragedy, he has handled his political career just fine.
That still doesn't deter from the fact that all politicians lie. Even the ones you favor. And they all use some personal issue to sell votes. Palin used her down syndrome baby. You can protest and say she didn't - but yes, she did. She paraded him about, did articles about persevering, etc., etc., etc. It's politics, George. It's one big game and they ALL play it. You're fooling yourself if you think they don't - republicans included. I'd much rather vote for a man who lies about how his wife died than a man who lies in an effort to start a war.
"Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya."
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking."
“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun, just fire two blasts outside the house.”
“Just fire the shotgun through the door.”
"They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
“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.”
"Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?"
"Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?"
Biden's downfall began when his aides alerted him to a videotape of the British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock, who had run unsuccessfully against Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The tape showed Kinnock delivering a powerful speech about his rise from humble roots. Taken by the performance, Biden adapted it for his own stump speech. Biden, after all, was the son of a car salesman, a working-class kid made good. Kinnock's material fit with the story he was trying to sell.
At first Biden would credit Kinnock when he quoted him. But at some point he failed to offer the attribution. Biden maintained that he lapsed only once—at a debate at the Iowa State Fair, on Aug. 23, when cameras recorded it—but Maureen Dowd of the New York Times reported two incidents of nonattribution, and no one kept track exactly of every time Biden used the Kinnock bit.(Click here for examples of Biden's lifting.) What is certain is that Biden didn't simply borrow the sort of boilerplate that counts as common currency in political discourse—phrases like "fighting for working families." What he borrowed was Kinnock's life.
Biden lifted Kinnock's precise turns of phrase and his sequences of ideas—a degree of plagiarism that would qualify any student for failure, if not expulsion from school. But the even greater sin was to borrow biographical facts from Kinnock that, although true about Kinnock, didn't apply to Biden.
And you have the nerve to spit on Palin.