The Biden Tapes

So there’s been a lot of interest in Jason Horowitz’s piece on Joe Biden in this week’s Observer, and we’ve gotten a number of requests from readers who want to listen to the interview.

As is often the case when Biden speaks his mind, there’s no shortage of material. In the story, we led with the fact that he savaged the Iraq plans of fellow Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, and that he did so in unusually personal terms.

We also noted that Biden chose to describe Obama using adjectives like “articulate” and “nice-looking,” to which a spokesman for Obama responded by saying that Biden’s words “speak for themselves.”

That was the part that Drudge picked up and ran with. There’s now a debate going on at Talking Points Memo about whether the addition of a comma before the word “who” in this sentence — “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” – would have affected its meaning.

Anyway, listen for yourself.

Here’s Joe Biden on Hillary, Obama and Edwards.

— Josh Benson

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