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"8 minutes. During last week's two hour CNN debate in New Hampshire, that's the number of minutes my brother Joe had to answer questions. No one can present the detail that these issues deserve in the tiny amount of time allotted in the Presidential debates" -- Valerie Biden Owens (email, 6/12/07)
. . . CHASER
"Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), in his first 12 minutes of questioning the nominee, managed to get off only one question. Instead, during his 30-minute round of questioning, Biden spoke about his own Irish American roots, his 'Grandfather Finnegan,' his son's application to Princeton (he attended the University of Pennsylvania instead, Biden said), a speech the senator gave on the Princeton campus, the fact that Biden is 'not a Princeton fan,' and his views on the eyeglasses of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)" -- Dana Milbank (Washington Post, 1/11/06)