You Won’t Believe Who Said Joe Biden Is a “First-Rate Person”

It’s a cliche, but it’s true: Truth is stranger than fiction. And here’s a recent example from Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

McConnell was back in Kentucky speaking before the state’s Chamber of Commerce. Someone asked the senator an odd hypothetical question:

“You’re stranded on a desert island and you can only have one companion. Your choices are Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter. Who do you choose?”

He didn’t give an answer right away, but instead, started his response by eliminating Jimmy Carter.

“We can rule him out,” McConnell said, but didn’t explain why.

Next to be voted off the island was Barack Obama.

“The only thing I didn’t like about him is he had a tendency to tell me to my face what I thought, and one time I had to say, ‘Mr. President, really, that’s not what I think.’”

Then, after he skipped over Clinton, McConnell jumped to Biden, and cited his previous working relationship with him as a U.S. Senator.

“Biden and I did four bipartisan deals during the Obama administration. I consider him a personal friend. I was the only Republican who went to his son Beau’s funeral, so that would be an easy choice. {And] I think Biden is a first-rate person.”

Senator McConnell’s definition of a ‘first-rate person’ is different than most Americans. Does a first-rate person grope and sniff women and children, or cut deals with foreign governments and businesses based on political power?

If you spend too much time in the Swamp, it seems to cloud a person’s judgement. And if Senator McConnell wants to spend time with Joe Biden on a desert island, more power to him. But as for this reporter, I’ll pass.