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A Smile to Your Lips, a Tear to Your Eye

Not too long ago, Joe Biden inadvertently spurred President Barack Obama into supporting gay marriage. Now, the video below has surfaced of Joe Biden giving a moving speech to a TAPS gathering about the pain of losing a loved one. Suffice it to say, my respect for the man has increased dramatically this past month.

I defy you not to be moved by this.


  • Wow. You know, what was amazing about Biden's gay marriage "gaffe" was its purity, its honesty. Biden can sometimes be a silly figure, but one thing that's always been clear is his emotional spirit. He's a truly good man and he's not afraid to let that goodness show. That speech was remarkable. The personal tragedy he recounts is so difficult to hear, but more amazing is his empathy. He so obviously cares about the people he's talking to. There is no front. There's no calculation. He's telling it like it is and it's sad and moving. I wish more politicians were in a position to speak with such honesty. Hell, I wish more politicians were capable of that kind of honesty to begin with.