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October 25, 2012

Tell-All Book From Former Biden Staffer: Both Biden and Obama Are "Financially Illiterate"

Ohhhhh really?

It’s time people understand why – and how – Wall Street always wins,” Connaughton writes at the outset of his book.

He is harshly critical of his own party and the Obama administration, arguing that the president is no different than most other Washington Democrats in his willingness to kowtow to Wall Street.

President Obama and Biden, he writes, are “both financially illiterate.”

“The Payoff” is every bit the cri de coeur of a man who, as he writes, is “willing to burn every bridge” in order to indict the transactional Washington lobbying and political culture. (After Kaufman’s term ended, Connaughton fled D.C. and moved to Savannah, Ga.)

Biden was upbraided by Obama for his dopey "This president is going to be tested early in his administration, mark my words" line.

Biden later said: “I’m going to have to earn his trust, but I’m not going to grovel to this guy. My manhood is not negotiable.”

The book depicts him not as a truly friendly, warm-hearted guy, but, if you can believe this, a cold pol who's only interested in personal advancement and shaking the right hands.

I think I'm going to pick this book up. Politico says it's filled with anecdotes that show Biden in a bad light, but their article on it can't seem to find many of them.

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