Friday, January 13, 2017
In a surprise move, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Vice President Joe Biden. It was a well-deserved honour, and I wholeheartedly approve. Joe is thoroughly decent fellow, and, it’s pretty clear, has had an outstanding working partnership with President Obama.
I met Joe Biden once, decades ago, as I wrote about back in 2008. Even then I saw how decent he was—even though at that time we were in different parties.
Over the years, I grew to admire Joe as a US Senator. He was tenacious in fighting the good fight, never giving up.
As Vice President, Joe Biden has been great. Able to speak more freely than President Obama could, he sometimes cleared the are and swept away the bullshit that tends to pile up in Washington, DC.
So, I think he deserved this honour, more than any other vice president of my lifetime. I’m glad he was honoured in this way.