Monday, March 21, 2011

'The Truth Is, I Don't Deserve This'

Finally, some truth from Joe Biden.
Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday witnessed the newly-renovated Wilmington, Del. Amtrak station be named for him, and appeared humbled by the honor.

Biden became famous for frequently traveling from his home town to Washington on Amtrak during his nearly four-decade Senate career, but said that he is not worthy of the accolade.

"The truth is, I don't deserve this, unless you reward longevity," Biden said, according to

The Wilmington station is now officially called the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station.

A $37.7 million renovation project was recently completed at the Wilmington train station. Construction took almost two years. $20 million from the federal stimulus act, which Biden helped oversee, went toward the project.
Nothing like a government program you voted for to help fund your legacy.


James Hlavac said...

No living politician should have anything named after them. And there ought to be a law saying just that. Well, if he gets a real job he can name his company after himself.

rich b said...

<span>I agree with James Hlavac about naming anything after politicians. Okay - maybe a bathroom or a couple of trashcans in the railroad station but that's it. Enough is enough.  
If we honor them too often by naming stuff after them they'll start thinking they're contributing something to society. Bathrooms and trashcans - that's the limit!</span>