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Above Sen. Biden’s Pay Grade

I don’t think Barack Obama wants his Veep using the phrase, “it’s above my pay grade.” From today’s Meet the Press:

MR. BROKAW: As you know, earlier in the campaign, Barack Obama said that he would be willing to appear in town halls, a proposition put forth by John McCain, go around the country, appear two, three times a week in different venues, and then he decided not to. He wanted to confine it to just three debates. Those numbers that we just referred to, 38 million people watching Senator Obama, 39 million watching McCain, 38 million watching Governor Palin the other night, that is an indication this country is really tuned in in a way that I can’t remember maybe since 1968. Why not have town halls? Why not have Senator Obama go head to head with John McCain across the country?

SEN. BIDEN: Well, that’s a little above my pay grade, to use the phrase. I mean, it’s a decision the campaign made before I got on the campaign, before I was picked, but…

Joe Biden — a gaffe a day, that’s all we ask.

 

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