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Barack Obama on Energy in Lansing, Michigan

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Biden – “I’m not the guy”

From NBC/NJ’s Mike Memoli
As Delaware Sen. Joe Biden left his home a few minutes ago, golf clubs in tow, he was asked where he was going to be on Saturday.

Biden replied, “Here” and pointed down to his driveway.

As he pulled out of the driveway in the driver’s seat of his car he then said to the press gathered near his gate, “You guys have better things to do.  I’m not the guy.”

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Biden’s Shadow Campaign

The media web is buzzing about Joe Biden for VP!

This from ABC NEWS:

ABC NEWS’ Z. BYRON WOLF WRITES FROM THE SENATE

Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, has not been in the Presidential race
since just after the Iowa Caucus, where he finished 5th with 4 percent
of the vote.

While he hasn’t been a candidate for months, Biden has been on the
offensive against Sen. John McCain for several weeks, releasing
statements from his Senate press office attacking McCain’s platform.

Today, Biden zinged off a statement reacting to a report in the Grey Lady
that McCain agrees with President Bush’s expansive view of executive
authority, especially where it comes to the NSA warrantless wiretapping
program.

“I said during the FISA debate in 1978 that “it is not necessary to
compromise civil liberties in the name of national security,” said
Biden in the statement. “That’s as true today, even in a time of war,
as it was then. We all share the goal of capturing the terrorists and
protecting national security and we can do that without violating the
privacy of the American people. Like President Bush, Sen. McCain is
presenting the American people with a false choice—national security or
civil liberties. We need a President who understands that we can have
both. It’s what our values and our Constitution demands.”

Biden was the only one of the many Senators who ran for President
this time around that was actually in the Senate in 1978 and he always
seemed a little frustrated that voters weren’t taking him more
seriously. He had more experience in the Senate than any of the other
candidates, Democrat or Republican, and his foreign policy chops are
evident – Biden chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

There have been a number of similar anti-McCain statements emanating
from Biden’s office in recent weeks and back in May when President Bush
seemed to take a swipe at Sen. Barack Obama during a speech at the
Knesset in Israel, Biden leapt up to cry foul and accuse President Bush
of a “disgraceful” “political hit.”

He told the Washington Times last week
that Sen. Barack Obama, who has since claimed the Democratic
Presidential nomination had asked him to play a more prominent” and
“deeply involved” role in Obama’s campaign.

All that from a guy that hasn’t even endorsed Obama yet. Yes, there
are still three Democratic Senators who have not officially endorsed a
Presidential candidate, although Biden is the only one who sought the
office himself this year.

The others are Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

It would only be a formality at this point anyway with Obama the
presumptive nominee and Biden already playing attack dog for him. and
it falls in line with something Biden said after returning to the
Senate after folding his own Presidential tent.

“I’ll endorse the next President,” he said then.

– Z. Byron Wolf

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Senator Joe Biden Issues Statement on McCain’s Support of Bush Wire-Tapping

From AllAmericanPatriots.com

June 6, 2008 — Washington, DC – Chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) issued the following statement today after
news reports indicated that Senator McCain supports President Bush’s
wire-tapping program:

Photo by Christy Frink (CC)John McCain: Photo by Christy Frink (CC)

“Senator McCain has now not only joined the company of President
Bush – but also President Nixon – in taking the position that as
President he would consider himself above the law. In 1978, I helped
draft the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which made clear
the exclusive legal steps the President must take in order to conduct
national security surveillance. President Bush chose to ignore the law
and now it seems Senator McCain will continue this policy. Once again –
there is no daylight between President Bush and Sen. McCain.

“I said during the FISA debate in 1978 that “it is not necessary to
compromise civil liberties in the name of national security.” That’s as
true today, even in a time of war, as it was then. We all share the
goal of capturing the terrorists and protecting national security and
we can do that without violating the privacy of the American people.
Like President Bush, Sen. McCain is presenting the American people with
a false choice—national security or civil liberties. We need a
President who understands that we can have both. It’s what our values
and our Constitution demands.”

Source: Senator Joe Biden

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barackobama is your new bicycle

barack obama set your voice as his ring tone

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Obama/Biden ’08

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