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Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America - The White House Cancer MoonShot: Collaborating to End Cancer - Rice University by David Engle

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Sep 17, 2016
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Sep 16, 2016

Joe Biden has always been a passionate speaker, but during this part of his distinguished career, his passionate level of speaking has reached a new atmospheric height.

The afternoon program began with remarks from James Baker, the 61st Secretary of State, who introduced Dr. Jill Biden, a famous educator and Second Lady of the United States, who then introduced the Vice President.

As a personal note, sitting where I was, almost on top of everything that happened, and hearing the spectacular complements that the Secretary of State and the Vice President exchanged with each other shall never be forgotten. It was like two battle-scared veterans; one a famous democrat and the other a famous republican reminiscing about the extreme respect that each held for the other.

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Baker Institute link for this event: www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1817 Will open in a new tab or window/
White House Cancer Moonshot video: edtech.rice.edu/live-event-webcasts Will open in a new tab or window/
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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (September 18, 2016, 07:36AM )

    As I recall, Joe Biden, when he came to the podium, one of his initial comments was that James Baker had more integrity in the joint of his small finger than all the members of Congress combined. What a memorable statement that a democrat, the Vice President of the United States saying that about James Baker, III, the lawyer who throughhis legal expertise, and in front of the Supreme Court gave the electoral votes of Florida to Bush II ... remember the chads?

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 18, 2016, 05:22AM )

    I don't know the politicians concerned but is it cynical of me to wonder if the reason they are being civil to each other is that there were no TV crews there? Half-joking.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (September 18, 2016, 05:20AM )

    It is indeed a rare case these two incredible people, from both political sides treating each with respect. I can't think of two younger politicians being this close in a public forum. LBJ and Everett Dirksen maintained a very warm active friendship even while LBJ was President: articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-1 0-20/news/9610200245_1_white-house-tapes-everett-d irksen Will open in a new tab or window

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 18, 2016, 04:31AM )

    That sounds like what I would call proper politics i.e. politicians treating each other like human beings. A refreshing change what the regular media outlets serve up: if someone hasn't said something outrageous or divisive, it doesn't get reported. IMO of course :-)

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