April 7th, 2014
01:16 PM ET
9 months ago

Biden on sleeping with a college professor

(CNN) - There he goes again.

Vice President Joe Biden delivered another whimsical moment Monday–the kind that borders a fine line between cheeky yet charming.

Speaking at the 94th annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, Biden thanked attendees for their work–something he knows a little bit about, given that his wife, Jill Biden, is a community college professor.

He profusely praised the educators and argued they're "the best kept secret in America."

"Jill is probably right," he added. "I think I'd have the same attitude...did I not sleep with a community college professor every night."

As the audience laughed, Biden interjected.

"Oh, the same one, the same one," he said, waving his hands in an attempt to clarify. "The same one."

Earlier at the event, while introducing the vice president, Jill Biden told the audience that her husband "knows the value of a community college education–and not just because he's married to a community college teacher."

In his speech, Biden announced the launch of the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium, a group of community colleges, businesses, labor unions and industry organizations that will work together to help apprentices earn college credit for their training.

The initiative is part of the administration's ongoing effort to boost job training.

In other news, the vice president on Monday began tweeting again under the handle @JoeBiden after the account was inactive for more than a year. He indicated he plans to use the account for the 2014 midterms. (His office–including the vice president himself–already tweets from the handle @VP.)


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soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    You gotta love Joe. Always keeping it 100.

    April 7, 2014 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    No wonder Joe is loved by one and all. Wonderful guy. God bless!!!!

    April 7, 2014 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. king

    uncle Joe is at it again. i think he would make an excellent president. he will be second in command for 8 years, there is no one with that experience. he know what works from what doesn't. he is not an aloof guy, he may be rich but he doesn't show it. some told me one time that this vice president still rides the train. how many folks in his stature does that. he knows what the country is going through from a bird eye level. this guy would be a president of the people, and his loyalty to barrack have never been in questioned, yes uncle Joe will make a excellent president.

    April 7, 2014 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. salty dog

    The gop hates him, he's not stinking rich, but still enjoys life, even has a sense of humor.

    April 7, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    Well said. A four year college program is not for everyone. I cant tell you how many people with BA's that are out of work or working for a lot less then they thought the ever would. There are so many good paying jobs that go unfilled.

    April 7, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. smith

    Geez, why even give this guy a mic. Besides Danny Q with the first Bush, he`s a worthless vp.

    April 7, 2014 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. guest

    it would be hard to be an aloof out of touch rich person when your wife is teaching community college courses, a bastion of up an coming middle classers and the hand up from poverty. Invest more in education, let's not keep these community colleges a 'secret'. Community Colleges are the perfect vehicle for getting more people into the work force with job related skills. The term 'vocational school' has gone by the way side because it has evolved, but that is the core of Community College, teaching skills that will directly help you in your next leg of life.

    Invest in our education America.

    April 7, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. Chris-E...al

    DR. Ruth Biden ! Give me a break ! What a freak show ! Next .

    April 7, 2014 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. just saying

    after 8 years of a joker in the whitehouse, it appears we also have one waiting to fill his shoes. nice to know the joke being palyed on the american people would be continued.

    April 7, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Joe Biden is genuine and sincere.
    I looove him.
    He is not the idiot Qualye, nor the murder-for-my-profit Cheney.
    He is, from where I'm standing, the best of the best.
    Heart of gold and not afraid of hard work, that's our Joe!

    April 7, 2014 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. mfh

    He is a liar and has to be the dumbest politician next to Obama.

    April 7, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  12. 2_indy1600

    I don't know anyone who doesn't love Joe Biden; Bush and Obama may not be loved, but Joe is. Add Chuck Hagel to the ticket, and you've got a winner. They've trained Obama, and O sought Hagel on the presidential ticket. I've got a crush on Chuck. Hillary and the Waco Kid, not so much.

    April 7, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  13. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Agreed Dutch! VP Biden always keeps it 100! I adore this guy!

    April 7, 2014 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  14. Smitty

    Idiot comes to mind.

    April 7, 2014 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  15. sonny chapman

    In times like these, America NEEDS Joe Biden !!

    April 7, 2014 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Ol' Yeller

    @Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Joe Biden is genuine and sincere.
    I looove him.
    He is not the idiot Qualye, nor the murder-for-my-profit Cheney.
    He is, from where I'm standing, the best of the best.
    Heart of gold and not afraid of hard work, that's our Joe!"

    Co-sign.

    They hate him because of his skills as a speaker and his likability meter being off the charts. He can raise big money for the Dems... just like ALL our past Presidents and Vice Presidents. They hate this because look at what they have... a certified war criminal with active National warrants preventing him from leaving the country and a cross between Goober Pyle and the 3rd place winner of the 5th grade art show at Dallas elementary (and those are the ones that could speak if anybody was stupid enough to invite them).

    Bazinga!

    April 7, 2014 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. sonny chapman

    They hate him because of his Freedom.

    April 7, 2014 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. Tommy G

    I believe Biden has been added as a synonym for the word buffoon in Webster's dictionary. People in powerful positions should project seriousness and thoughtfulnnes, not junior high school humor. Is it any wonder Putin and the rest of the world don't take Obama and his administration seriously? Everytime these clowns open their mouth the stature of the USA is taken lower and lower.

    April 7, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  19. Tony D

    sonny chapman
    In times like these, America NEEDS Joe Biden !!
    -–

    Yes, because it is always nice to be watching a clown show as these fools drive the country over the cliff....

    April 7, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  20. Nick

    Obama lies and Biden is a buffoon. Yep, that's who we need setting the direction of this country...

    April 7, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. VEW2012

    Joe has a level-headed sense of honest sincerity with the keen mind that allows him to see the humor of life. Great guy!

    April 7, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  22. Edwin

    He is a great Vice President. Would he be a good President, though? He seems too much of a clown for me - his good nature reminds me of President Ford. Ford was no slouch, either - he handled a lot of serious challenges very smoothly - but people did not take him seriously.

    Then again, maybe we need a clown in office for a while. Political tensions are running so high, perhaps somebody like Joe can help defuse the situation. That was, after all, part of why Ford was so goofy - he came right after an extremely tense political situation.

    April 7, 2014 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Tampa Tim

    After 8 years of the Joker and the Penguin in the White House, Americans wised up and voted for Obama/Biden.

    April 7, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Edwin

    He is a great Vice President. Would he be a good President, though? He seems too much of a clown for me – his good nature reminds me of President Ford. Ford was no slouch, either – he handled a lot of serious challenges very smoothly – but people did not take him seriously.
    -----------------–
    Besides, deciding to pardon Nixon, what serious challenge to Ford face? Ending the Vietnam War? He had no choice.

    April 7, 2014 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  25. The REAL Truth...

    @just saying – after 8 years of a joker in the whitehouse, it appears we also have one waiting to fill his shoes. nice to know the joke being palyed on the american people would be continued.
    ------------------------------–
    I thought we weren't allowed to bring up Dubya.. it's old and all that stuff?? The joker is back in TX, now doing painting, which is what he should have stuck to. Cheney is not electable..

    April 7, 2014 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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