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Biden: The Vice Hypocrite and Political Vulture

Posted by msrb on September 13, 2009

Biden’s Vulturizing of fallen heroes backfires

Having made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, how would the two fallen heroes Quinones and Hall have felt knowing Mr Biden would vulturize them to accrue political capital?

In VP Joe Biden tries to accrue political capital at SoCal firefighters funeral, FEWW wrote:

As thousands of firefighters gathered at Dodger Stadium for a high profile memorial service to honor two firefighters killed in the station fire, Biden tried shamelessly to accrue political capital by association. [There's no other reason why Joe Biden had to memorialize the two firefighters, instead of the governor, mayor or other state official.]

FEWW quoting LA Times:

“There are still acts that go above and beyond duty,” Vice President Joe Biden told the audience as Secret Service agents stood on the top steps of the dugouts and scanned the crowd. “Two men tell others to hunker down and race out to find a way out — it is above and beyond the call of duty. That’s real courage.” —LA Times.

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(L-R)  Firefighter Spc. Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, 34, of Palmdale and Fire Capt. Tedmund “Ted” Hall, 47, of San Bernardino County, who lost their lives in the line of duty. How would they have felt if they knew, having made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, Mr Biden would use them to accrue political capital?

MSRB Moderators’ quick search uncovered the following stat:

To date, 70 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 68 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and two from a previous year incident

Perhaps Mr Biden would like to tell our readers:

How many of the other 68 firefighters who died this year he has memorialized or even eulogized?

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