Thursday, September 11, 2008

Biden Questions Obama's Choice Of Him As Vice President

Biden: Hillary Is As Qualified Or More Qualified Than Me
Might Have Been A Better Pick Than Me...

Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., Wednesday said that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., might have been a better pick for the position than him.

"Make no mistake about this," Biden responded. "Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend, she is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. But she’s first rate, I mean that sincerely, she’s first rate, so let’s get that straight."
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Bishops Publicly Rebuke Biden Over Abortion Views

Several leading U.S. Catholic bishops are publicly rebuking Sen. Joe Biden, accusing the Democratic vice presidential nominee of voicing "flawed moral reasoning" on abortion.

Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl said on Tuesday that "when life begins is not a matter of faith, but a matter of science." He also said Aquinas opposed abortion.

Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., also criticized Biden in a joint statement.

"The senator's claim that the beginning of human life is a 'personal and private' matter of religious faith, one which cannot be 'imposed' on others, does not reflect Catholic teaching," they said.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver concurred.
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