Biden's Relationship to the Truth
It's pretty long.
Spencerblog's favorite is Biden's mention Katie's restaurant in Wilmington where he meets ordinary folks who tell him about their day to day troubles. Katie's restaurant has been closed for more than 20 years.
As you go through the list you realize Biden makes stuff up so effortlessly, so happily and so shamelessly, that if someone termed him a "congenital liar," you'd have to shrug and say "you've got a point." It's not like he doesn't have a history of saying stuff that simply isn't true.
Of course, it was William Safire who famously tagged Hillary Clinton with that memorable appellation. Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Democrat, once observed that her husband Bill, is "an unusually good liar. Unusually good." Apparently, many Americans have a very high tolerance for being lied to by some people. Bill Clinton's approval rating was near 60 percent when he left office.
Biden is supposed to be the voice of Washington D.C. experience for the Obama campaign. The one thing he has learned in his 40 years in Washington is that lying to the public and even being caught doing it isn't necessarily a career-ending act.
The important thing is to sound like you know what you're talking about, having your facts straight is far less important.
In Hollywood they say "Sincerity is the most important thing. And when you can learn to fake that, you've got it made."