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Great Moments in History: Joe Biden’s Epic Quote on Signing of Health Care Bill

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Hundreds of speechwriters and their respective presidents have graced the White House generation after generation, looking to leave their indelible mark on history with a quote capturing the moment for ages to come. Joe Biden, the 47th American Vice President, has finally left his mark.

Joe Biden, on the signing of the health care bill, approximately nine seconds in:

This is a big fucking deal, indeed, as that line will now live on for infamy in the great canon of American political lines like
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation and
We have nothing to fear but fear itself…, but most likely somewhere between
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country and
I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

Somewhere, you know Howard Zinn will spend the rest of the day cracking up.

[fkamer@villagevoice.com]

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